From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Eight
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved

    This file is attached to from ďBeast That Came Out Of The SeaĒ - Chapter Eight by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved.
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11/1/2020 Stateís 1,986 new COVID-19 cases nears single-day record by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky again saw a high day for new coronavirus cases Saturday, with 1,986 reported ó the second-highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. Gov. Andy Beshear also announced nine new deaths.    Kentucky has now seen 107,219 cases of the coronavirus and 1,485 related deaths [0.014% mortality rate over a ling period of time].
    'This is now the single largest week of new COVID-19 cases by almost a thousand, and we still have one day to go.    We need your help,' Beshear said in a statement.    'Be sure tonight that you are safe in how you are trick-or-treating.    And make sure you are following the red zone recommendations so the entire community can come together to better protect those around you.'
    The stateís positivity rate remained above 6% for the fourth day in a row, sitting at 6.10% Saturday.
    The new deaths were:
    77-year-old man from Pike County - 76-year-old man from Jefferson County - 61-year-old man from Lee County - 71-year-old woman from Montgomery County - 76-year-old woman from Fayette County - 90-year-old man from Henderson County - 95-year-old man from Jessamine County - 54-year-old woman from Daviess County - 69-year-old man from Lewis County.
    On Saturday, 964 Kentuckians were hospitalized with the virus, including 236 in intensive care units and 117 on ventilators.    Counties with the newest positive cases Saturday were Jefferson (331), Fayette (248), Kenton (63), Bell (55) and Warren (48) [NOTE THAT THESE COUNTIES/CITIES ARE HIGH POPULATION LOCATIONS].
    More than half of Kentuckyís counties are in the 'red zone,' meaning they have more than 25 cases per 100,000 people.    The state recommends those counties follow extra precautions, including limiting in-person interactions at work and socially, ordering takeout rather than dining in and reducing in-person shopping.
[9 deaths / 1,986 cases = 0.004% the mortality rate is as low as ever and the Left is so desperate.].

11/1/2020 Mexico Says Has No Register Of Minors Expelled By U.S. After NY Times Report
The flags of the U.S. and Mexico flutter at the Paso del Norte border bridge as
seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė The Mexican government said on Saturday it had no register of unaccompanied migrant children entering the country in response to a media report that U.S. officials have been sending back foreign minors to Mexico in breach of joint accords.
    The New York Times reported on Friday that U.S. border authorities have been expelling migrant children from other countries to Mexico, fueling tensions on an issue that has strained U.S.-Mexico ties under the Trump administration.
    Mexicoís government reacted by saying it would look into the report, but has not confirmed any cases.
    ďAt present there is no register of minors entering Mexican territory without being accompanied by their relatives,Ē Roberto Velasco, a senior foreign ministry official, wrote on Twitter.
    Velasco said Mexico would continue to investigate the matter alongside civil society groups and multilateral organizations.
    Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Mexican official said U.S. authorities were not allowing Mexico to review who was being expelled from the United States.    Efforts were underway to negotiate a solution to the issue, the official added.
    According to the newspaper, the expulsions were set out in an internal email from a senior U.S. Border Patrol official, and breached the terms under which Mexico agreed to help Washington impose tougher border controls to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
(Writing by Dave Graham; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

11/1/2020 Mexico Protesters Burn Trump Effigy, Slam U.S. Border Policy by Jorge Nieto
Migrants and members of civil society hold pinatas in the image of U.S. President Donald Trump and a border patrol
officer during a protest against stalled asylum claims and the building of the wall, at the border fence
between Mexico and the U.S. in Tijuana, Mexico October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) Ė Protesters in Mexico burned effigies of Donald Trump and a border patrol agent on the U.S. border on Saturday, condemning President Donald Trumpís migration policies and urging Americans to reject him at the ballot box on Tuesday.
    A few dozen migrant activists marched to the beach fence separating Mexico from the United States at the border city of Tijuana chanting, ďTrump, we wonít pay for your wall,Ē then set fire to a crude, besuited effigy of the president on a stick.
    ďWeíre calling on people to vote against Trump and in favor of hope.    Biden has promised us a humanitarian migration reform, weíll be watching to ensure the promises are kept this time,Ē said Hugo Castro, a Mexican-American migrant activist.
    Trump, a Republican, is battling Democratic opponent Joe Biden, seeking re-election as president four years after he won office pledging to stop illegal immigration from Mexico, which he has accused of sending rapists and murderers north.
    Insisting Mexico will pay for the border wall he is building between the two countries, Trump has pushed and threatened President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador into tightening up Mexicoís borders against migrants from Central America.
    Alongside the Trump effigy, the demonstrators torched a pinata of a border patrol agent, a week after a Mexican man was killed in an altercation with U.S. officials attempting to cross into the United States on the Tijuana-San Diego border.
(Reporting by Jorge Nieto; Writing by Dave Graham; Editing by William Mallard)

11/1/2020 Protesters Against COVID-19 Restrictions Clash With Police In Spanish Cities by Elena Rodriguez and Javier Barbancho
Policemen disperse demonstrators during a protest against the closure of bars and gyms, amidst the
coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
    MADRID (Reuters) Ė Spainís prime minister on Saturday condemned a series of violent protests in cities across the country against restrictions imposed to curb the surge of COVID-19 after a six-month state of emergency came into effect this week.
    Riot police shot blank bullets to try to disperse scores of protesters who were setting fire to rubbish bins in Madridís main thoroughfare Gran Via.
    Meanwhile, demonstrators pelted police with rocks and other projectiles in Barcelona in a second night of disturbances in Spainís second-largest city.
    In the northern Spanish city of LogroŮo, about 150 people attacked police with stones, set fire to containers and looted shops, police reported.    Riot police were drafted in to quell disturbances in Haro, in the wine-growing region of La Rioja.
    Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: ďOnly from responsibility, unity and sacrifice will we be able to defeat the pandemic that is devastating all countries.    Violent and irrational behavior by minority groups is intolerable.    It is not the way.Ē
    On Friday, about 50 demonstrators attacked police with stones in Barcelona, set rubbish containers on fire and looted shops.    Fourteen people were arrested and 30 injured.
    Earlier, local police said about 1,500 hotel and restaurant workers took part in a peaceful demonstration against restrictions imposed under the state of emergency which they claim will threaten their jobs.    All bars and restaurants have been closed in the Spanish region of Catalonia, which includes Barcelona, until Nov. 13.
    Similar disturbances happened in the cities of Burgos, Vitoria, Santander, Valencia and Zaragoza on Friday.
    Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries by COVID-19, this week imposed a state of emergency until early May, giving regions legal backing to decide curfews and restrict travel to try halt the rise of coronavirus infections.
    Like other European countries, Spain has resorted to increasingly drastic measures to curb infections, although less stringent than those adopted by Germany or France.
(Reporting by Graham Keeley; additional reporting Javier Barbancho Elena Rodriguez Editing by Leslie Adler and Jonathan Oatis)

11/1/2020 Six In Custody Over Nice Church Attack In France
FILE PHOTO: Portrait of a deadly knife attack victim is seen among flowers in front of the
Notre Dame church in Nice, France, October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Two more men were arrested in connection with a knife attack that left three dead at a church in Nice, bringing the number of people in custody to six as investigators look at the suspected assailantís last known contacts, a French police source said.
    The latest arrests took place on Saturday, the source said.
    An assailant shouting ďAllahu AkbarĒ (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in Franceís second deadly knife attack in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive.
    The suspected attacker, a 21-year-old from Tunisia, was shot by police and is now in critical condition in a hospital.
    The latest arrests in the case involved two men from the town of Grasse, near the southern French coast close to Nice, BFM TV reported.
    Franceís chief anti-terrorism prosecutor has said the man suspected of carrying out the Nice attack had arrived in Europe on Sept. 20 in Lampedusa, the Italian island off Tunisia.
    Investigators in Italy are also stepping up enquiries about the suspected assailantís movements and contacts on the island of Sicily.    They believe he may have spent time there after going from Lampedusa to Bari in early October on a ship used to quarantine migrants, judicial sources said.
    In Bari, he is believed to have been handed an expulsion order obliging him to leave Italy within a week, the judicial sources said.     Investigators are looking into the possibility the suspected attacker stayed in the Sicilian town of Alcamo for a 10 day period, the sources added.
(Reporting by Sarah White and Nicolas Delame, Additional reporting by Wladimiro Pantaleone in Palermo; Editing by Toby Chopra)

11/1/2020 Attacker With Sword Kills Two, Injures Five In Quebec Stabbings by Kevin Dougherty
Police officers detain a man in an area where multiple people were stabbed near the Parliament
Hill area of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada November 1, 2020. Steve Jolicoeur via REUTERS
    QUEBEC CITY, Canada (Reuters) Ė Two people were killed and five wounded after being stabbed by a man dressed in medieval clothes and wielding a sword, Quebec police said on Sunday, noting the attack appeared to be driven by personal motives and not linked to any terror group.
    Police arrested a 24-year-old man from Montreal early on Sunday morning, Quebec Police Chief Robert Pigeon said at a news conference.
    ďDressed in medieval costume and armed with a Japanese sword, everything leads us to believe he chose his victims at random,Ē Pigeon said, adding that preliminary information indicated the man was not affiliated with any terror group.
    Pigeon said the suspect had come prepared to inflict as much damage as possible but did not elaborate.    Quebec newspaper Le Soleil said the suspect had gasoline containers in his car.    Pigeon declined to comment on the report.
    The incident began late Saturday night, on Halloween, inside the cityís famed walled center.    Police told nearby residents to stay indoors and made an arrest after a three-hour manhunt.
    ďIt is once again, and we believe, an isolated act,Ē Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume told reporters.    ďWe need to have a societal debate on the subject (of mental health) because it is becoming more and more difficult to manage
    In 2017, a Canadian man gunned down six members of a Quebec City mosque and was later sentenced to life in prison.
    Quebecís police chief said on Sunday that the suspect had spoken of conducting an attack ďin a medical contextĒ five years ago but was not known to police and did not have a criminal record.
(Additional reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Chopra and Lisa Shumaker)

11/1/2020 Europeís COVID-19 Cases Double In Five Weeks, Total Infections Surpass 10 Million by Shaina Ahluwalia and Anurag Maan
FILE PHOTO: Members of the medical staff in protective suits treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with a computer
tomograph in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
    (Reuters) Ė Europeís new COVID-19 cases have doubled in five weeks, propelling the region on Sunday across the bleak milestone of 10 million total infections, according to a Reuters tally.
    Just last month, both Latin America and Asia reported over 10 million total cases in their regions.    The United States alone has over 9 million cases with a rapidly accelerating outbreak.
    While Europe almost took nine months to record its first 5 million COVID-19 cases, the next 5 million cases were reported in slightly over a month, according to a Reuters analysis.
    With 10% of the worldís population, Europe accounts for about 22% of the global caseload of 46.3 million infections.    With over 269,000 deaths, the region accounts for some 23% of the global COVID-19 death toll of nearly 1.2 million lives lost.
    Amid the surging cases, France, Germany and the United Kingdom have announced nationwide lockdowns for at least the next month that are almost as strict as the restrictions in March and April.    Portugal has imposed a partial lockdown and Spain and Italy are tightening restrictions.
    According to Reuters analysis, Europe has reported more than 1.6 million new cases in the past seven days, nearly half the 3.3 million reported worldwide, with over 16,100 deaths, a 44% jump over the previous week.
    For every 10,000 people in Europe, over 127 coronavirus cases have been reported and about four people have died, according to a Reuters analysis.    In the United States there have been 278 cases and seven deaths per 10,000 residents.
    Within the region, Eastern Europe has nearly one-third of the total reported COVID-19 cases, the highest number of cases, while Southern Europe leads the death toll with about 32% of the total coronavirus-related deaths in Europe, according to a Reuters analysis.
    Russia is the worst-affected Eastern European country with over 1.6 million COVID-19 infections.    The nationís Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Wednesday that hospital beds were at 90% of capacity in 16 regions of the country.
    Governments across Europe have been under fire for a lack of coordination and for failing to use a lull in cases over the summer to bolster defences, leaving hospitals unprepared.
(Reporting by Anurag Maan and Shaina Ahluwalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

11/1/2020 Lockdown In England Could Be Extended, UK Minister Warns by Andy Bruce
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near public health signs in London, Britain, September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė The one-month lockdown for England announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend could be extended as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior cabinet member said on Sunday.
    After resisting the prospect of a new national lockdown for most of last month, Johnson announced on Saturday that new restrictions across England would kick in after midnight on Thursday morning and last until Dec. 2.
    The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned a worst-case scenario of 80,000 dead this winter could be exceeded.
    Asked if a lockdown could be extended beyond early December, senior cabinet minister Michael Gove told Sky News: ďYes
    So far, Britain has reported 46,555 COVID-19 deaths Ė defined as those dying within 28 days of a positive test.    A broader measure of those with COVID-19 on their death certificates puts the toll at 58,925.
    ďWe can definitively say that unless we take action now, the (health service) is going to be overwhelmed in ways that none of us could countenance,Ē Gove said.
    The new lockdown announcement came 10 days after Johnson told parliament it would ďmake no sense at allĒ to ďi>turn the lights out with a full national lockdown.Ē
    Critics have accused him of dithering at the expense of both lives and the economy.
    Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said the government had missed a golden chance to lock down England more effectively when schools were on half-term break last month.
    ďWell thatís gone now.    That is the price of the governmentís incompetence,Ē Starmer told the BBC.
    The other constituents of the United Kingdom Ė Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Ė have their own policies and enacted tougher COVID-19 health restrictions last month.
    Government scientific adviser Jeremy Farrar said on Sunday the lockdown would need to be extended beyond early December in absence of evidence of a shrinking pandemic.
    ďMuch better to do that than remove these restrictions and then have to reimpose even more draconian restrictions around Christmas or soon into the new year,Ē he told the BBC.
    Farrar said he had high hopes that vaccines would make a big difference to the pandemic next year, even if they might not be perfect.
    British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Sunday Britainís health regulator had started an accelerated review of its potential coronavirus vaccine.
    Gove said the government would publish more information in the coming days about extra financial support for businesses and households, including the month-long extension to the furlough scheme that had been scheduled to close on Saturday.
    The new measures are likely to add substantially to the roughly 200 billion pounds of emergency spending already committed by finance minister Rishi Sunak to keep the worldís sixth-biggest economy afloat.
    It is on course to contract 10% this year, which would be its worst performance since the early 1700s, according to the latest Reuters poll of economists conducted before the latest lockdown announcement.
    The survey showed the Bank of England is likely to announce a 100 billion-pound expansion of its bond buying stimulus on Thursday.
(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Raissa Kasolowsky)

11/1/2020 France Faces Lockdown Resistance As Small Shops Pay The Price
FILE PHOTO: Second-hand books are put on sale outside the Abbey bookshop in Paris, France, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė The French government promised on Sunday to protect the nationís beloved independent shops that fear losing their business to international giants, such as Amazon, as it sought to quell opposition to a new coronavirus lockdown.
    In common with other European nations suffering from an upsurge in the novel coronavirus, France has entered a second strict lockdown, which includes closing non-essential stores for at least 15 days.
    The latest French restrictions have met sporadic resistance.
    Mayors in about 50 cities and towns brought in local edicts allowing shops to remain open, with even Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo saying she would to do the same for book stores.
    Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday such actions were irresponsible and posed a health risk, but promised some 100 million euros ($116.47 million) to help small businesses build up online operations.
    ďIt shouldnít be that Amazon, let us say, emerges as the big winner of this crisis at the expense of local shops,Ē Le Maire told BFM TV.
    He also said the government was considering insisting aisles be blocked off in supermarkets dedicated to non-essential goods, such as toys.
    Amazon said on Saturday is was withdrawing advertising for pre-Black Friday discounts in France after the French government said it was inappropriate when other retailers were suffering.
    Some small businesses, including many booksellers in France, are experimenting with new ways to stay open.
    One high-profile victim of the impact of COVID-19 is the famous English-language Parisian bookshop Shakespeare and Co, which has pleaded with customers to place online orders and collect books from its door.
    French writers, literary figures and publishers, meanwhile, have launched online petitions asking the government to allow bookstores to remain open.
    The organisers of the prestigious Prix Goncourt literary award said last week they would not announce a winner for this year as planned on Nov 10, if bookstores were ordered to shut.
($1 = 0.8586 euros)
(Reporting by Nicolas Delame and Sarah White; editing by Barbara Lewis)

11/1/2020 Senate Race Results Could Be Delayed by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Election experts have warned congressional election results could be significantly delayed.
    The number of close races and a high potential for run-offs could reportedly mean the winners arenít announced until as late as several days after Tuesday night.
    This is the first time Democrats have come close to flipping the Senate since 2014 and polling experts have predicted they have an 80 percent chance of starting 2021 with anywhere from 48 to 57 seats.
    In the meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he believes the GOP has a 50-50 shot at maintaining control of the upper chamber.

11/1/2020 Federal Judge Orders USPS To Take Extraordinary Measures To Deliver Mail-In Ballots by OAN Newsroom
Mail-in ballots sit in containers from the US Postal Service. (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)
    A federal judge in Washington state has ordered the post office to take ďextraordinary measuresĒ to deliver mail-in ballots.
    Fridayís ruling specifically targeted ballot delivery in Wisconsin and Michigan, where ballots received after Election Day wonít be counted regardless of postmark date.
    If any ballots are found during a sweep of the offices each day, every effort must be made to get the ballot delivered by Election Day.
    A postal service spokesman said employees are authorized to use the express mail network, such as Priority Mail or First Class mail, to fast track the ballots.
    The USPS will also do extra pickups and deliveries ahead of the election.

11/1/2020 Shots Fired, Flag Burning After Antifa Blocks SUV by OAN Newsroom
Saturday night Protesters burn an American flag taken from the Washington State Patrol Forensics Building on
October 31, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington. Dueling protests continued Satu after police shot
and killed Kevin E. Peterson Jr., on Thursday night. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    On Friday, an alleged group of Antifa members reportedly attacked an SUV during a protest in Vancouver, Wash.    A truck full of rioters rammed into the vehicle as a crowd surrounded it and threw rocks as well as yelled at the driver.
    The driver pepper-sprayed the crowd before escaping and fired shots out of his window as a warning.
    In a separate incident on Friday, Antifa demonstrators stole an American flag from a pickup truck and set fire to the flag in the streets.
    The unrest comes after police officers in Washington fatally shot a suspected armed drug dealer.

11/1/2020 WHO Chief Says He Is Identified As Contact Of COVID-19 Positive Person
FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference
organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by
the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
    (Reuters) Ė World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but added that he was feeling well and did not have any symptoms.
    ďI have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19.    I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,Ē Tedros said in a tweet.
(Reporting by Shubham Kalia; Editing by Richard Chang)

11/1/2020 GOP Senators: No Subpoenas For Hunter Biden For Now by OAN Newsroom
Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with Senator Ron Johnson
    Two top GOP Senators have said they do not plan to subpoena Hunter Biden over his foreign business dealings.
    During separate interviews on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) both expressed reluctance to have Joe Bidenís son testify at this time.
    Graham, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the decision would fall under the Homeland Security Committee lead by Sen. Johnson.
    However, Johnson said he would like to see more evidence before issuing a subpoena.
    In the meantime, Graham stated he plans on questioning the FBI on why the agency sat on the information contained in Hunterís laptop for almost a year before doing anything about it.

11/1/2020 NYPD Arrest Top BLM Official Hawk Newsome by OAN Newsroom
Hawk Newsome places a protective mask over his face before participating in a rally in front of the Barclays
Center on May 15, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
    NYPD arrested a top BLM official during a recent rally.
    Authorities stated they apprehended Hawk Newsome, the co-founder of the Greater New York chapter of BLM, at a rally in Chelsea, N.Y. on Sunday.
    The rally was marked by elevated tensions and minor scuffles between demonstrators and the police.    Reports have claimed Newsome and the Greater New York BLM were preparing for a bloodbath of political violence in case of President Trumpís re-election.
    New York police noted they are working to prevent and minimize any potential.

11/1/2020 Miller: President Trump Is Going To Hold All The Sunbelt States by OAN Newsroom
Jason Miller, Trump Campaign Advisor (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    The Presidentís campaign is expecting a big win in the ďSunbeltĒ states.
    On Sunday, senior Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller voiced the campaignís optimism for a clean sweep in southern states.
    The President notably won several of the Sunbelt states in the 2016 election, which included Georgia and North Carolina.    The states hold several electoral college votes which could end up swinging the election to one side.
    Miller demonstrated confidence in the Presidentís chances to win in a number of key states.

11/2/2020 COVID-19 update - Kentucky breaks another record for most cases confirmed in single week by Lucas Aulbach Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    The Bluegrass Stateís surge in coronavirus cases continued to end the weekend.
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,423 new confirmed cases in a press release Sunday, with 4 new deaths.    The state again set a record for most cases confirmed in a single week.
    'If youíre not alarmed by these record numbers of COVID-19 cases, you should be,' Beshear said in the statement.    'I know weíre tired, but if we do not get the spread of this disease under control, we risk a darker, more deadly period this winter than we ever experienced in the spring.'
    Kentuckyís positivity rate sits at 6.14% after Sundayís release, with 68 counties in the 'red zone' of more than 25 cases per 100,000 people.
    Nine deaths and 1,986 new confirmed cases had been confirmed on Saturday, according to Beshear, with a 6.1% positivity rate.    Kentucky has now seen 108,642 cases of COVID-19 and 1,489 coronavirus-related deaths.
    In Indiana on Sunday, 2,787 new cases and 28 deaths were reported by the Indiana Department of Health.
    If youíve tested positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky but still want to take part in Tuesdayís election, Gov. Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams have said that an emergency ballot will be able to be provided to you if you contact your county clerkís office.
    Lucas Aulbach can be reached at, 502-582-4649 or on Twitter @LucasAulbach.
    Getty Images Sundayís report came as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the commonwealth, and in much of the U.S.    More than 9 million cases have been reported in the country since the pandemic began in March.
[4 deaths / 1,423 cases = 0.002% and it canít get lower than that and itís not alarming Beshear and the only darker winter is your opinions.].

11/2/2020 Europeís COVID-19 Curbs Prompt Pushback Amid Bleak Countdown To Christmas by William James and Lucien Libert
Mouffetard street is pictured as the national lockdown starts as part of the COVID-19 measures to fight a second wave
of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paris, France, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) Ė A wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and curbs has stirred resistance across Europe, with the right-wing British politician who helped force an EU referendum harnessing popular anger at a new lockdown by recasting his Brexit Party under a new banner.
    The United Kingdom, which has the highest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned the ďworst-caseĒ scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded.
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended a second lockdown in England from critics who said it was either unnecessary or too late, arguing now was the time to prevent a ďmedical and moral disaster
    ďWe are fighting a diseaseÖ When the data changes of course we must change course too,Ē he told parliament.
    Cast by his supporters as the godfather of the movement to quit the European Union, Brexit Party founder Nigel Farage said Johnson had terrified Britons into submission with a second lockdown.
    ďThe single most pressing issue is the governmentís woeful response to coronavirus,Ē Farage and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice said in a joint article in the Daily Telegraph, announcing his Reform UK party.
    Instead of a lockdown, Farage proposed targeting those most at risk and said people should not be criminalised for trying to live normal lives such as meeting family for Christmas.
    France, Germany, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands and other countries have announced second lockdowns or strict new curbs as infections surge.
    World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said now was the time for world leaders to act.
    ďThis is another critical moment for action,Ē Tedros said.    ďAnother critical moment for leaders to step up.    And another critical moment for people to come together for a common purpose.    Seize the opportunity, itís not too late
    Tedros was addressing a WHO news briefing in Geneva from self-isolation at home after announcing on Twitter that he had been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
    Small shopkeepers in France have complained about being forced to close while supermarkets are allowed to sell ďnon-essential goodsĒ such as shoes, clothes, beauty products and flowers because they also sell food.
    Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday French supermarkets would face the same limits on selling non-essential goods but shopowners were not allowed to challenge the lockdown, in place until at least Dec. 1.
    ďI am not optimistic that in just four weeks we will lower the number of new cases to the level announced by the president (5,000 new cases per day),Ē said epidemiologist Dominique Castigliola, director of research at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
    ďWe will need more time.    I donít think weíll be able to hold big family meals at Christmas.    That seems very unlikely to me
    Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no big New Year parties in Germany, but families should be able to get together for Christmas.
    ďThroughout the winter months, we will have to limit private contacts,Ē she told a news conference.    ďThe light at the end of the tunnel is still quite a long way off
    Police in the Spanish capital, Madrid, on Sunday raided 81 illegal parties, 18 drinking sessions known in Spain as ďbotellones,Ē and 10 bars which broke COVID-19 curbs.
    Protests flared against new restrictions across Italy last week, with violence reported in Milan and Turin.    Italy will tighten restrictions but is holding back from a lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
    Italyís daily tally of infections has increased 10-fold over the last month.
    ďThe fact that Italy is in the same situation as other countries in Europe is no comfort to me,Ē virologist Andrea Crisanti said.    ďWe had five months to strengthen our surveillance, tracking and prevention systems and instead we are heading towards a new lockdown
    More than 46.37 million people have been infected globally and over 1.2 million have died from the respiratory disease, according to a Reuters tally.    The United States, which holds a presidential election on Tuesday, leads the world with more than 9 million cases and 230,700 deaths.
    World shares recovered from one-month lows as strengthening factory data in China and Europe offset news of lockdowns, while investors prepared for more volatility arising from the U.S. election.
    U.S. President Donald Trump has continually downplayed the virus, mocking Democratic challenger Joe Biden for wearing a mask and social distancing at campaign rallies, a tactic which enlivens his base supporters but infuriates his opponents.
    Trump has also ridiculed his top coronavirus task force adviser, Anthony Fauci, who has contradicted Trumpís assertions that the U.S. fight against the virus is ďrounding the turn
    The United States reported 67,862 new cases on Sunday, the highest number it has reported on the last day of any week.
(Reporting by Reuters bureaux worldwide; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Janet Lawrence)

11/2/2020 ĎWe Cannot Live In Fearí: French Pupils Remember Murdered Teacher, Protests Persist by Richard Lough
A woman holds her child by the hand on their way to the school in the area around the Bois d'Aulne college where Samuel Paty, the French teacher,
was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Schools across France held a minuteís silence on Monday in memory of Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded by a Chechen teenager who wanted to avenge his use of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad during a class on freedom of expression.
    With France at its highest security level following further attacks since Patyís killing on Oct. 16, some 12 million pupils returned to school for the first time since the 47-year-old was slain in broad daylight on the eve of a two-week school holiday.
    President Emmanuel Macron cast the killing as an attack on French values and the Republic itself.    But his insistence that France will not compromise on basic freedoms of belief and expression has provoked an outcry among Muslims worldwide.
    ďThe idea of terrorism is to create hatred,Ē Macron wrote in a message to schoolchildren on social media.    ďWe will pull through this together
    Around the country, pupils stood in silence at 11 a.m. while teachers were told to allow time to answer questions about Patyís killing.
    ďMy students needed to offload what was on their minds,Ē said Isabelle Leborgn, a high school teacher in western France.
    The attack and national soul-searching that ensued had confused many youngsters, she said.    ďSome think itís the fault of a religion.    There are many things to reflect on
    The attack on Paty, as well as one in a church in Nice and another on a preacher in Lyon in the two weeks that followed, have left France on edge.    The government has said more attacks are likely.
    ďItís always in the back of your head that we live in a society where there is a potential risk,Ē said Clement, a student at the school where Leborgn teaches.    ďBut we cannot always live in fear
    France has deployed extra soldiers to protect places of worship and schools following the recent attacks.
    Patyís macabre murder convulsed secular France, where the separation of church and state is fiercely defended by many citizens of all faiths.    It also exposed the fault lines cleaving a country where some Muslims see the governmentís use of secular laws as a tool to suppress their expression of religious belief.
    One group of Muslim leaders on Monday issued a statement defending Franceís strict adherence to secularism Ė known as laicite Ė and condemning violence carried out in the name of Islam.
    ďLaicite is essential to allowing different religions including Islam to flourish in France,Ē the leaders said.    They denounced those who they said manipulated fellow Muslims into believing they were suffering at the hands of a racist state.
    ďThese people are trying to divide us and sew discord,Ē they continued.
    Macron has enraged Muslims around the globe by describing Islam as ďa religion in crisis all over the worldĒ and defending free speech that some deem blasphemous or inflammatory.
    On Monday, thousands protested outside the French embassy in Jakarta carrying banners calling Macron the ďreal terrorist
    In Bangladesh, supporters of the Islamic group Hefazat-e-Islam (Protectors of Islam) used their shoes to beat on a poster of Macron as thousands marched on the embassy in Dhaka.
    Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will travel to Niger, Egypt and Morocco over the next week as part of efforts to defuse tensions, diplomatic sources said.
(Reporting by Richard Lough; Editing by Giles Elgood, Susan Fenton and Hugh Lawson)

11/2/2020 Ravaged By First Wave, Italy Ill-Prepared As Second COVID Assault Hits by Giselda Vagnoni, Elvira Pollina and Emilio Parodi
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker helps a colleague to write her name on a personal protective equipment before entering an intensive care
unit for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome, Italy, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
    ROME (Reuters) Ė One month ago, the World Health Organization posted a video praising Italiansí ďstrong and effective responseĒ to the coronavirus pandemic.
    At the time, Italy had one of the lowest infection rates in the Western world and appeared to have learnt the lessons of the first wave, which killed more people than anywhere else in Europe except Britain.
    Now it appears that Italy, ahead of the rest of Europe when COVID-19 arrived, was simply behind the curve when it roared back as summer ended.    New cases are rising at record rates, hitting 31,758 on Oct. 31 against around 2,500 at the start of the month, while deaths are up tenfold to more than 200 a day.
    To be sure, many northern hemisphere countries are also facing a coronavirus resurgence.    But just as Italy became a symbol of the perils of the virus, so its inability to protect against a second wave has underscored Europeís failure to use the summer lull to bolster its defences, notably in tracing and testing.
    ďIt is a monumental debacle.    The fact that Italy is in the same situation as other countries in Europe is no comfort to me,Ē virologist Andrea Crisanti told Reuters.    ďWe had five months to strengthen our surveillance, tracking and prevention systems and instead we are heading towards a new lockdown
    The government says it wants to avoid another national lockdown and denies failing to anticipate a second wave.
    ďThere may have been mistakes, you can always do better but we have not underestimated the situation. We have worked on all fronts,Ē Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said last week.
    Crisanti, who has become a celebrity with his dogged demands for more testing, published a letter with nine colleagues on Friday listing what they said were the governmentís failings, along with recommendations.
    One shortcoming, they said, was the system Italy had adopted to trace those who had contact with COVID sufferers and make sure they were tested.
    In June, the government employed 9,000 people for this.    That has risen to just 9,200, a third of the number Germany employs.    The state placed adverts last week to recruit another 2,000.
    ďWe warned the authorities from the very beginning that we would have needed much more people, and people professionally trained, for tracing COVID-19,Ē said Miria De Santis, head of the national association of health assistants.
    ďI think the authorities overlooked the risk of the second wave,Ē she told Reuters.
    Franco Locatelli, a leading member of the scientific committee that advises the government, denies the state lowered its guard, but acknowledges that the tracing system has been overwhelmed.
    ďCOVID-19 tracking and testing is absolutely crucial but beyond a certain number of infections, it cracks.    I meet 20, 30 people every day, the incubation period of the disease is 2, 3 days.    With the current numbers, it means 700,000 people must be traced (each day).    No matter how much you strengthen the system, you canít do it,Ē he said last week.
    Another element was meant to be a smartphone app to track infections.    As in most of Europe, Italyís app has not performed well.
    Since its launch five months ago, 9.5 million people have downloaded it, about 16% of the population.    So far, 2,192 users have registered as having coronavirus Ė 20 times fewer than expected given the national infection rate.
    Italy and other European countries have put strong emphasis on protecting app usersí privacy, with the software registering when people come close to each other, but not where they are.
    ďThe task force of experts set up by the Italian government recommended from the start using software able to geolocate detections, because it was reckoned essential to know, for instance, if someone got infected in a nursing home,Ē said Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffe, a professor at Milanís Bocconi University and a government adviser on tracing.
    China and South Korea did this and have beaten back the virus.    Italy chose the less intrusive route.
    ďEurope has not learnt the lesson coming from the East, that public health must be addressed collectively and not individually,Ē Maffe told Reuters.
    In another failing, local regions, which have autonomy over health care, have yet to set up a comprehensive testing system.
    Around 200,000 swabs are being carried out daily, much more than in March, but Crisanti, who is professor of microbiology at Padua University, believes 400,000 are needed.    He said he wrote to the government in August urging it to ramp up capacity, but got no reply.
    The Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
    The lack of data has fuelled public anger as the government imposes restrictions by shutting gyms, pools, theatres and cinemas, and ordering bars and restaurants to close at 6 p.m.
    Business owners have challenged authorities to produce evidence that these are activities where infections are raging.    For the first time there have been clashes in cities across Italy between police and people protesting against the curbs.
    ďWe are navigating blind because no one thought to turn on the radar.    The radar is the data Ö which, if used wisely, should have been telling us where infections are happening,Ē said Antonella Viola, an immunologist at Padua University.
(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni in Rome, Elvira Pollina and Emilio Parodi in Milan, Editing by Crispian Balmer and Giles Elgood)

11/2/2020 Italy To Tighten COVID Curbs, But Holds Back From Lockdown by Angelo Amante and Gavin Jones
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reacts as he addresses members of the lower house of parliament during a
session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, in Rome, Italy November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
    ROME (Reuters) Ė Italy will tighten COVID restrictions but is holding back from re-introducing a nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday, seeking to respond to a surge infections, hospital admissions and deaths.
    Conte told parliament tougher measures, including limiting travel between the worst-hit regions and a nighttime curfew, were now needed given the ďsecond waveĒ resurgence of the virus.
    Italyís daily tally of infections has increased 10-fold over the last month, setting a record of almost 32,000 on Saturday, while intensive care occupancy has also risen sharply.
    ďDespite our efforts Ö the evolution of the epidemic in the last few days is very worrying,Ē Conte said, warning that intensive care units would be overwhelmed in 15 of Italyís 20 regions by next month unless tougher action was taken.
    ďWe must intervene with more stringent measures,Ē he told lawmakers, saying the country would be divided into three areas depending on the risk level, with certain places facing tighter restrictions than others.
    Risk levels would be set according to a set of 21 parameters including the number of people with symptoms, infection rates and availability of hospital beds, Conte said.
    Intensive care patients rose above 2,000 on Monday, the health ministry reported, more than when Italy went into full nationwide lockdown during its first wave in the spring.
    Some 22,253 new infections were registered over the last 24 hours, down from almost 30,000 the day before, reflecting a steep drop in the number of swabs conducted. Cases normally drop on Mondays, and the ratio of positive tests to total tests remained stable.
    The daily death toll from COVID-19 rose to 233, compared with 208 the day before.
    Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by the virus, has recorded more than 38,000 deaths since the outbreak first emerged in late February, the second highest toll in the continent after Britain.
    The latest measures will be included in a government decree to be issued in the next few days, the fourth such decree adopted in less than a month as Conte has progressively ramped up efforts to slow the epidemic, with little success.
    He did not spell out which measures will be imposed on the worst affected areas, but said stronger nationwide restrictions would include the closure of shopping centres at weekends and reducing the capacity limit on public transport to 50% from 80%.
    He also announced a nationwide night curfew but did not say when it would take effect.
    Gyms, cinemas and theatres are already shut all over Italy, bars and restaurants must close at 6 p.m., people must not host more than six guests in their homes and masks are obligatory outdoors and in public buildings.
    Conte said he knew what damage the new curbs would cause to business activity just as it was recovering from Italyís first lockdown between March and May, but safeguarding health was the only way to help the economy in the medium term.
    ďThe more effective we are in reducing contagion, the faster we will be able to ease restrictions and avoid an unsustainable deterioration of our economic and social fabric,Ē he said.
(Editing by Nick Macfie and Crispian Balmer)

11/2/2020 QAnon Received Earlier Boost From Russian Accounts On Twitter, Archives Show by Joseph Menn
FILE PHOTO: A sticker that references the QAnon slogan is seen on a truck that participated in a
caravan convoy in Adairsville, Georgia, U.S. September 5, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo
    (Reuters) Ė Russian government-backed social media accounts nurtured the QAnon conspiracy theory in its infancy, earlier than previously reported, according to interviews with current and former Twitter executives and archives of tweets from suspended accounts.
    Researchers said in August that the archives showed Russian accounts had helped spread QAnon in volume beginning in December 2017,, but that team did not examine the history of specific QAnon promoters.
    A more granular review by Reuters shows Russian accounts began amplifying the movement as it started, early in the previous month.
    From November 2017 on, QAnon was the single most frequent hashtag tweeted by accounts that Twitter has since identified as Russian-backed, a Reuters analysis of the archive shows, with the term used some 17,000 times.
    The archives contain more than 4,000 accounts that Twitter suspended for spreading Russian government disinformation in 2018 and 2019 but preserved for researchers.
    The trove shows that some of the Russian accounts tweeted about QAnonís most important popularizer even before the anonymous figure known as Q emerged, then rewarded her with more promotion when she put videos about Q on YouTube.
    Asked about support for QAnon, the Russian embassy in Washington said Moscow does not interfere in U.S. politics.
    ďMalicious activity in the information space contradicts the principles of Russian foreign policy, national interests and our understanding of interstate relations,Ē a spokesman said.
    A current Twitter executive said Russian accounts are not driving the present iteration of QAnon, which has expanded to include baseless claims about COVID-19 and other issues.
    The original posts associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory appeared in late October 2017, purporting to be from a Trump insider with ďQĒ security clearance who said Hillary Clinton faced arrest and her allies were running a massive child-sex ring.
    The fantasy was confined to a small piece of the internet for a few days until conservative video blogger Tracy Diaz, known online as TracyBeanz, began to post regular videos promoting it.    She soon began amassing undisclosed donors and now has more than 10 million video views on YouTube.
    A few Russian accounts had been retweeting Diaz as far back as April 2017, according to the archives of suspended accounts.    After her first Q video on Nov. 3, the number of Russian tweets pushing Diazí handle surged to 40 monthly through the following spring, the archives show.
    Diaz did not respond to an email seeking comment.
    It remains unclear how much the Russians influenced Diaz before she hit it big.    But former Twitter security staffers said a handful of accounts that tweeted to Diaz from mid-2017 illustrated the extreme difficulty of detecting covert influence.
    Now suspended for undisclosed reasons or abandoned by their operators, these accounts claimed to be American but displayed unusual interest in Russian issues.    The visible tweets between them and Diaz were first flagged to Reuters by open-source researcher Chris Scott.
    One account called CrusadersPost retweeted obscure Russian officials and appeared to be the first account to use the term ďQ AnonĒ on social media, on Nov. 2, according to people with access to all public tweets.
    CrusadersPost had reached out to Diaz in April to wish her a happy birthday and offer to help her with a new project.
    ďYOU ROCK,Ē she replied. The account also encouraged Diaz to publicize MegaAnon, which preceded and resembled QAnon.
    Another Diaz fan ran an account called SlicksTweetz, which the banned Russian accounts mentioned 871 times.    The day of her debut Q video, Diaz publicly thanked SlicksTweetz for sharing it.
    A week later, as she worked on new videos, she replied to him: ďThere are so many connectionsóthatís a good one I hadnít seen yet :)
(Reporting by Joseph Menn. Editing by Jonathan Weber and Steve Orlofsky)
[As you can see by the article above the Leftist Democrats and Fake News tried to connect QAnon to the Trump campaign and even here can we really believe it is the Russians since the Left has an unprovable obsession to blame everything on Russia or Trump, and not one Russian in 4 years has been brought to the assumed issue even from the Mueller list and most of the those 18 Democrats were more corrupt than whatever they are claiming Russia is doing above and they owe America 48 million for no results.].

11/2/2020 President Trump: Get Out And Vote! by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Opa-locka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    President Trump is encouraging Americans to get out and vote.    He took to Twitter Monday to note that early voting is closing in Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.
    The President said as long as heís in office these ďgreat states will bounce back bigger and better than ever before.Ē    He also released a video on Twitter encouraging Americans to cast their ballot early.
    President Trump stated, ďtogether weíll make America great again.Ē    His remarks came after he pushed back on delayed vote counting amid a major rise in mail-in ballots.
    After a full day of campaigning Sunday, the President asserted counting votes past election night is ďa terrible thing.Ē    His comments came just days after a Supreme Court ruling allowed for Pennsylvania election officials to accept absentee ballots arriving as late as three days after voting day.
    President Trump asserted this measure gives Democrat leaders too much power, which could potentially lead to fraudulent election results.
    Meanwhile, the President said he plans to send lawyers to swing states to review the counting process once the election is over.

11/2/2020 President Trump Signs Executive Order To Protect Pa. Fracking by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in
St. Maryís, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies
have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president
and the white, working-class voters tied to the stateís booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
    President Trump recently took executive action to protect fracking in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.    While visiting the Keystone State over the weekend, the President announced he signed an executive order while on board Marine One.
    ďI signed an order to protect Pennsylvania fracking and block any effort to undermine energy production in your state,Ē said President Trump.    ďIn other words, if one of these maniacs come along and say Ďweíre going to end fracking, weíre going to destroy the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,í you can say sorry about that
    Under the new order, the President will continue to safeguard American jobs, secure affordable energy and protect national security through energy independence.    It goes on to direct the administration to assess and review the effects of fracking restrictions on workers, consumers, businesses and local governments.
    Additionally, the President strives to use common sense policies by preserving both energy production with environmental management.    This comes in response to public calls to ban fracking completely, specifically from the Presidentís Democrat opponent ó Joe Biden.    The former vice president has claimed he was never against the practice, repeatedly flip-flopping on the issue.
    The President has vowed to ďsave the American dreamĒ from the ďdeep catastrophic depressionĒ that would follow a Biden administration.    If reelected, President Trump reaffirmed the U.S. will continue to power its nation by its own terms.

11/2/2020 President Trump Encourages Voters To ĎJoin The Red Waveí by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to a campaign rally at Fayetteville
Regional Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    While the election cycle may be wrapping up, President Trump is only ramping up his efforts to make sure every voter feels heard.
    On Sunday, the President visited five states ó Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida ó to encourage voters to get to the polls early Tuesday to ensure their vote is counted.
    In between remarks, the President took a moment to warn voters about the potential fallout if the results of the election are delayed.
    ďAnd I think itís a very dangerous decision because youíre going to have one or two or three states, depending on how it ends up, where theyíre tabulating ballots,Ē he stated.    ďAnd the rest of the world is waiting to find out and I think thereís great danger to it
    While many voters have expressed their worries about not knowing the winner as a nation, financial analysts have voiced another concern.    They suggested the market could slip while the election is decided.    A recent poll of 700 investors found that ďa disrupted election is their biggest financial worryĒ of the year.
    The last time the results of the presidential election were in doubt, in the 2000 race between then-Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore, the financial consequences were severe with the S&P 500 index, Dow Jones industrial average, and NASDAQ composite all fell dramatically as the country awaited results.
    Election-related economic concerns are at the forefront of the minds of investors with voters consistently telling pollsters they believe the President is better equipped than his opponent, Joe Biden, to improve the economy.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Miami-Opa-locka Executive
Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Opa-locka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    During his rallies, President Trump took a few moments to remind Americans of how far the country has come.
    ďWe had growth like nobody has ever seen in this country or probably any other country,Ē he stated.    ďÖJoe Biden will shut down your economy, raise taxesÖheís the only politician Iíve ever seen who said, Ďwe will raise your taxes.'Ē
    While the President is focusing his efforts in the states that pollsters believe are up for grabs, he remains confident that his supporters will be out in full force across the nation Tuesday.
    ďTo save the America we love, get every last person you know, get them to the voting booth in record numbers,Ē urged President Trump.    ďVote, vote, voteÖjoin the red wave

11/2/2020 Businesses Board Up Stores In Anticipation Of Election Unrest by OAN Newsroom
Ahead of the presidential election, workers with Baguer Construction LLC board up a Walgreens on U Street NW, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Washington.
The site manager said they had been hired to put protective coverings on several Walgreens throughout the city. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. stores and offices are boarding up their storefronts to protect them from potentially violent protests.    These concerns stem from summer demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, where multiple businesses had their windows smashed and merchandise stolen.
    Manhattan stores in Midtown have already placed plywood panels over glass windows and some larger companies are taking it a step further.    Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom will close early and send their employees home the night of the election.    They are hiring security guards to watch facilities overnight.
    ďThe nation seems like one big tinder box at the moment,Ē said Jennifer Kingson, managing editor for Axios Business.    ďNot just because of presidential politics, but so many factors
    At least 11 organizations have applied for election week demonstration permits in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Denver will activate its emergency operation center, track protest groups and alert local businesses of security efforts.
    Regardless of the winner election night, several expect Tuesday night to be chaotic.    The decision to shutdown has been a hard one as pandemic closures still affect small businesses struggling to get back to normal.
Workers erect a plywood wall Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, to protect a LEGO store in Rockefeller Center in New York, from possible
vandalism ahead of Tuesdayís contentious presidential election. The moves come as retailers are trying to protect themselves against possible
civil unrest in a year that has seen widespread protests over social justice that sometimes became violent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
    Fears of possible unrest have also affected everyday people with many seeking ways to protect themselves and their families.    In Saint Louis, a gun shop owner said his sales have more than tripled in recent months, which forced him to limit the amount of ammunition people could buy.    He said the spike in sales was mostly first-time gun owners.
    ďItís firearms, ammunitionÖpretty much anything associated with a firearm has been extremely hard to get in sharp supply with COVID, the unrest earlier in the spring and then with the election coming up,Ē explained Mark Campbell, owner of Mid America Guns.Ē
    Reports estimate $500 million to $900 million in damages have been done to cities this year, but could be in the billions.    Meanwhile, hundreds of work orders have been submitted to board up businesses as city leaders call for a peaceful election.

11/2/2020 RNC Chair: GOP Voters Want To Vote In-Person, Expect To See A Flip-Flop On Election Day by OAN Newsroom
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump held at
Oakland County International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waterford Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
    Recent reports show Democrats have dominated early mail-in voting with the left accounting for around 48-percent of early votes compared with Republicans who make up more than 41-percent.
    Some pollsters, however, said the polls could be under-counting President Trumpís support, while also noting these ďshy voters.Ē could give the President another win.
    In an interview Sunday, RNC chairwomansaid Republican voters want to vote in person and they want to make sure their vote counts.
    ďAnd we saw this in these special elections and the Chris Jacobs election in New York 27,Ē she stated.    ďThe Democrats had a very large lead in absentee ballots heading into Election Day and then we won Election Day by 40%, and thatís kind of the flip-flop we expect to see on Election Day this year
    As of Sunday, a record 9 million people have voted early so far.    Recent polling has also noted a shift in several battleground states with Republicans cutting down Democrat leads.
    The elusive ďshy votersĒ may once again lead to an upset like the one seen in 2016.

11/2/2020 U.S. Marshals Rescue 27 Missing Children In Va. During ĎOperation Find Our Childrení by OAN Newsroom
    The U.S. Marshals Service released a statement Friday noting they have recovered 27 missing and exploited children in Virginia as a result of what they called ĎOperation Find Our Children.í
    Many of the underage individuals were found in the stateís larger populated cities, while seven were found in the stateís more rural communities of Roanoke and Abingdon.
    More than 60 law enforcement investigators worked with more than 50 employees from the Virginia Department of Social Services, a number of medical professionals and experts with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to carry the mission out.
    The actual recoveries took place over the course of five days.    In addition to the 27 who were rescued, six reportedly missing children were found safe in the custody of their legal guardian.
    The Department of Justice has released a statement saying this latest rescue mission brings the total number of endangered and missing children recovered by the U.S. Marshals Service this year to more than 440.
    After a similar operation in Ohio, which resulted in the recovery of 45 children and 177 arrests, officials said they are looking at everything.    This includes online attacks.
    ďOur message is quite clear: if you are using the internet to try and exploit, take advantage of underage individuals, we want it to be in the back of your head that you may be talking to one of us and hopefully you will be talking to one of us,Ē stated Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.
    Moving forward, the Department of Justice said they are dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable children and will continue to be vigilant in tackling the issue of human trafficking.

11/2/2020 Gun Sales Surge In Mich. Amid Concerns About Potential Post-Election Unrest by OAN Newsroom
Chad King, who started the Detroit chapter of the National African American Gun Association and teaches de-escalation
training, practices at a shooting range in Taylor, Mich., Wed, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
    Gun sales in the battleground state of Michigan are surging. According to reports Monday, people in the state have been purchasing firearms partly due to concerns of unrest if the results of the election are disputed.
    Figures from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System show more than 108,000 firearm background checks were carried out in the state last month.    A total of more than 868,000 have been conducted this year so far.
    ďNormally Iíd have about 100 guns in this cabinet, but theyíve been sold twice,Ē said Bill Kucyk, a gun shop owner in the state.    ďItís almost like a deterrent more than anything else, my goal is to never ever have to use it
    This comes after a Michigan court blocked a ban on openly carrying firearms at polling places on Election Day last week.    The state is expected to be closely contested in Tuesdayís presidential election as recent polls show the race separated by single digits.
    Meanwhile, statistics show a rise in gun ownership among the African-American community.

11/3/2020 Oil up $1.37 to $37.09, DOW up 423 to 26,925.

11/3/2020 Kentucky COVID-19 escalation continues with 1,032 new cases by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,032 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths Monday following another record-setting week.
    The state has now seen 109,670 cases of the coronavirus and 1,492 related deaths.
    ďWhat weíre seeing right now is avoidable,Ē Beshear said. ď    Think about that when you hear about somebody that you know losing somebody important to them ó that what weíre dealing with right now is avoidable loss
    Kentucky saw a record 11,700 cases reported last week.    The previous record had been set the week before, when the state reported 9,335 cases.
    ďThat is a huge and significant jump,Ē Beshear said.    ďWhat it says is we have to do better, and we have to take action
    Mondayís 1,032 cases marked the worst Monday for new cases during the pandemic.    The positivity rate is the highest itís been since June, at 6.25%.
    More than half of Kentuckyís counties are in the ďred zone,Ē meaning they have a daily average of at least 25 new cases for every 100,000 people.    Beshear reminded people in those counties to follow the additional public health recommendations introduced last week.
    ďLetís do what it takes to lessen the virus in your community,Ē Beshear said.    ďItís up to you.    Itís up to me.    Itís up to absolutely everybody around you
    Counties with the most new cases Monday included Jefferson (200), Fayette (147), Warren (31), McCracken (30) and Kenton (29).
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 3,080 new cases Monday and 26 deaths, bringing the stateís totals to 185,185 cases and 4,150 deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[3 deaths / 1,032 cases = 0.003% still the mortality rate is lower than any could want even as Beshear pushes the worst is happening.].

11/3/2020 DHS: Election Infrastructure Is Resilient by OAN Newsroom
Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs Committee o on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
    The Department of Homeland Security said thereís no evidence a ďforeign actorĒ has infiltrated the election.
    During a press conference on Tuesday, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf noted the agency has found no information indicating foreign interference had jeopardized the integrity of the election.
    Following up on initial reports of some ďearly indications of systems disruption,Ē the DHS stated the millions of ballots that have already been cast were recorded safely.
    ďRecognizing the threats posed to our democratic system, President Trump directed DHS, CISA and the entire federal government to utilize all the tools that we have available to make sure that each American can cast their ballots and know that their vote will count,Ē noted Wolf.    ďOur top priority at DHS and CISA is to ensure that American voters decide American elections
    Wolf added the U.S. election infrastructure is resilient and there has been no indication a foreign actor has succeeded in compromising the votes cast in this election.

11/3/2020 FBI Probes Robocalls Targeting Voters Ahead Of Election Day by OAN Newsroom
AUSTIN, TX Ė NOVEMBER 03: ďI votedĒ stickers are made available to voters at Givens
Recreation Center on November 3, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)
    The FBI opened a probe into millions of robocalls, which have tried to suppress voter turnout on Election Day.    On Tuesday, the bureau said unidentified callers told millions of Americans to ďstay at home,Ē while amplifying coronavirus fears.
    Some robocalls also conveyed false information about long lines at polling stations.    Experts said the calls may be targeting Republican voters who tend to vote in person on Election Day, while many Democrats vote by mail.
    The FBI noted robocalling could be a way to wreak havoc as well as chaos in the U.S. and may amount to election-meddling.

11/3/2020 Small Towns In N.H. Count Ballots, President Trump Off To Early Lead by OAN Newsroom
US President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, November 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    According to reports, President Trump is off to an early lead in New Hampshire after two small towns counted their ballots.
    On Tuesday, the town of Millsfield favored the President over Democrat nominee Joe Biden in a 16-to- five vote.    Meanwhile, the nearby town of Dixville Notch voted for Biden with a five-to-zero majority, which left President Trump leading by six votes.

    The towns have a long tradition of counting votes at midnight on Election Day, which makes them the first in the nation to know the election results for their region.

11/3/2020 Crews Build Wall Around White House To Prepare For Election Day by OAN Newsroom
A man looks through fencing installed around Lafayette Square near the White House, 3 days before the 2020 Presidential
election, as business prepare for any protests. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    The White House has been preparing for potential unrest ahead of Election Day.    Senior officials told reporters that crews worked to secure the complex over concerns of election-related violence and unrest by building a non-scalable fence around the property.
    The fence surrounds the Ellipse and Lafayette Square.
    The move is similar to when the administration set up a barricade fence in the same area back in June, when ĎBlack Lives Matterí protesters set fire to Saint Johnís church across the street.
    Meanwhile, 250 National Guardsmen have been put on stand-by and will report to the DC Metropolitan Police.

11/3/2020 Pa. Attorney General Under Fire After Declaring President Trump Will Lose State If All Votes Are Counted by OAN Newsroom
PHILADELPHIA, PA Ė MARCH 2: Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at
Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
    A state official in Pennsylvania has come under fire for an anti-Trump tweet regarding how residents will vote in the state.
    In a tweet over the weekend, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said ďif all the votes are added up in PennsylvaniaÖ Trump is going to lose
    Shapiro then added how the President is zero-and-six against Pennsylvania in court before he encouraged people to go out and vote.

    The tweet went viral and many criticized his statement, calling it irresponsible and concerning since heís an elected official himself.

11/3/2020 Biden Campaign Misses Mark In Attempt To Slam President Trumpís Foreign Policy by OAN Newsroom
Campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed outside of
the Lake Recreation Center on November 03, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Democrat nominee Joe Biden missed the mark when he took aim at the Presidentís foreign policy strategy.
    Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has claimed he will help America ďlead by exampleĒ on the world stage, but his ideas for a new administration focus more on breaking down current progress rather than building up a better future.
    Bidenís campaign platform has alleged that the Presidentís policies have ďundermined our Democratic alliances and weakened our ability to mobilize others
    However, a look at President Trumpís policies and his actions shows that our alliances have only gotten stronger under his leadership.
    To represent one of Americaís oldest allies, President Trump invited Brexit party leader Nigel Farage to join him on the campaign trail.
    ďFour years of the Russia hoax, four years of a false impeachment,Ē Farage said.    ďMost human beings under that barrage would have given up.    This is the single most resilient and bravest man I have ever met in my life!Ē
    The President has also taken great strides to build on the U.S.ís strongest Middle Eastern alliance by helping Israel usher in a new era of peace in the region.
    A considerable portion of Bidenís campaign platform has centered around his severe condemnation of corruption and lead him to promise an ironic administrative policy.
    Biden has claimed he will ďinstitute strict conflict-of-interest and anti-corruption policies for every member of the Biden administration so there will be no more self-dealing
    He went on to outline his plan for holding a global seminar, which he called the Summit for Democracy, that will specifically work to fight corruption.
    This came as the FBI continued their investigation into Bidenís son Hunter regarding accusations of corruption and money laundering, which recently showed the involvement the former vice president had in Hunterís overseas business ventures.
    Biden has also claimed that other countries no longer trust the United States which hinders our ability to influence trade and security policy.
    On the other hand, the President has consistently wielded Americaís authority, most notably in the fight against Chinese expansion, where he has convinced several countries to get on board with sanctioning efforts against potentially dangerous technology.
    Biden has promised to ďput America back at the head of the table.Ē    However, according to a recent You-Gov poll, only 22 percent of voters believe he is a strong leader and it appears Americans donít believe he can.

11/3/2020 Analysis: Bad Blood Ė Why France-Turkey Cartoon Row Could Leave Lasting Impact by Michel Rose and Orhan Coskun
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron welcome Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan
with his wife Emine Erdogan at the Elysee Palace as part of the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day,
100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, France, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
    PARIS/ANKARA (Reuters) Ė Slights and barbs have marred relations between Franceís Emmanuel Macron and Turkeyís Tayyip Erdogan for years, but the row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has dragged them to a new low which could have more lasting consequences.
    Officials on both sides describe a series of behind-the-scenes frosty exchanges and grudges between the two leaders going back years, long before the row of the past few weeks.
    But if they cannot find a way to mend bridges, momentum is likely to build for a proposal, driven by France, for European Union sanctions on Turkeyís already-fragile economy, according to Turkish analyst Sinan Ulgen.
    ďNeither Erdogan in Turkey nor Macron in France will step back,Ē said Ulgen, head of the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies think tank.
    A French official familiar with policy towards Turkey said that in the light of the events of the past few weeks: ďThe question of sanctions is going to be raised
    EU leaders have already said that if Turkey fails to de-escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean by Dec. 10, sanctions would follow, though there is no draft proposal yet.
    The latest dispute flared after a French teacher who showed pupils cartoons of the Prophet published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was beheaded in France last month.
    The French government, backed by many citizens, saw it as an attack on freedom of speech.    Macron vowed to redouble efforts to stop conservative Islamic beliefs subverting French values.
    Erdogan accused Macron of an anti-Islamic agenda and said he needed a mental health check. Western countries mocking Islam, he said, want to ďrelaunch the Crusades
    At root, Franco-Turkish ties soured because of rival strategic interests, analysts and officials say.
    Ankara has growing influence in Syria, north Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, while Macron is the most outspoken defender of European interests in those places.
    The rivalry has spilled into personal clashes before.
    In August 2017, three months after he became president, Macron told an interviewer that having to talk to Erdogan was one reason being head of state was not as ďcoolĒ as people thought.
    The comment caused ďbig disappointment and shockĒ in Erdoganís entourage, said one senior Turkish official.
    ďThe president chose to directly convey his discontent over the comment to Macron himself,Ē the official said.
    Then, in March 2018, Macron met a delegation including the Syrian Kurdish YPG, a group designated by Turkey as a terrorist organisation but viewed by Western powers as an ally against Islamic State in Syria.
    Erdogan publicly accused France of abetting terrorism.    A source close to the Turkish leader said Macronís stance on the Kurds ďcauses tensions both in some face-to-face meetings and phone calls
    French officials grew frustrated by Turkeyís actions in Syria, accusing it of backing radical Islamists among the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, a charge Ankara denied.
    When they objected, French officials said, Turkey hinted it could send Syrian refugees toward Europeís borders, jeopardising a deal with the EU to stem the flow of migrants into Europe in return for billions of euros in aid.
    Erdogan repeatedly threatened, in public speeches, to ďopen the gatesĒ for Syrian refugees.    A second French official said Macronís team viewed such threats as attempted blackmail.
    By the time Erdogan and Macron met at a NATO summit in July 2018, relations were particularly low.
    Delegation members had fraught exchanges and eventually all officials were sent out, apart from interpreters, so Erdogan and Macron could talk man to man, the second French official said.
    But there was no thaw.    ďItís a cold relationship,Ē said the French official.    Asked for their account of the meeting, Turkish officials did not comment.
    In November 2019, Macron told an interviewer NATO was experiencing ďbrain deathĒ because a member state, Turkey, was going against alliance interests in the Middle East.    In response, Erdogan said Macron should check if he was brain dead.
    After that, said a French diplomat, ďthere was a deterioration in relations
    The two leaders nonetheless kept open lines of communication.    Phone conversations were civil, according to the French diplomat.    Macronís team distinguished Erdoganís public rhetoric, which they felt was to shore up his domestic support, and his real intentions, the diplomat said.
    But the rhetoric of recent weeks has reached an unprecedented low.
    The French president decided not to reciprocate to Erdoganís latest comments, the first French official said, because personal insults were undignified.
    While world leaders sent Macron text messages offering condolences on the killing of the teacher, none were sent to Macron on Erdoganís behalf, the official said.
    Macronís predecessor as president, Francois Hollande, had frequent interactions with Erdogan while he was in office and compared him to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    ďErdogan is a nationalist orator who, like Putin, is capable of flying off the handle,Ē Hollande told Reuters.
    ďIn a month or two, if he needs to, he will speak to Macron, but it remains to be seen if Macron will let him do that without consequences
(Additional reporting by Elizabeth Pineau in Paris and Tuvan Gumrukcu in Ankara; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

11/3/2020 Gen. Milley Says Military Will Play No Role In Election Disputes by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies to Senate Armed Services Committee
about the budget, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    The nationís top military official promised there would be no military role in the presidential election.    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley reportedly made the comments during a meeting over the weekend with top Pentagon officials and journalists.
    Gen. Milley said he wanted to dispel any ideas troops would be deployed to resolve an electoral dispute.    The Joint Chiefs chairman and other officials have repeatedly stressed that the military will remain apolitical, but that they would support law enforcement if asked.
    ďWe support law enforcement, whether that is at the federal or state, local levelsÖwe donít police Americaís streets,Ē he stated.    ďSo, we in the instance of National Guardsmen being called up that are uniquely trained and set for those types of operations, if weíre called upon, weíll ask and support that to protect federal property and support law enforcement
    One official at the meeting urged reporters not to be alarmed by uniformed National Guardsmen as they have been requested by governors.

11/3/2020 President Trump, Biden Competing For Electoral Votes, Not Popular by OAN Newsroom
Broward County resident deposit ballots at the official dropbox during the general elections at the Lauderhill Office
Supervisor of Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Lauderhill, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
    As Americans are expected to flood polling stations on Election Day, many may be puzzled to know they do not directly vote for a presidential candidate.    On Tuesday, Americans will vote for state electors in the electoral college instead, who will then cast a vote for the president.
    48 states and Washington, D.C. all have a winner-take-all system, where electors cast their vote based on which candidate wins the most votes in the state.
    Maine and Nebraska, however, have a congressional district system where they award candidates two electoral votes for winning the popular vote and the remaining electoral votes goes to the winner of each congressional district.
    The electoral college is made up of 538 electors total, which are divvied up to each state by the number of representatives in the House and Senate.    For example, California has 55 total electoral votes, Florida has 29 and Pennsylvania has 20.    Each candidate must win at least half of the electors plus one, which comes out to at least 270 votes.
    ďMost people donít know who their electors are, but they are real people,Ē said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School.    ďThey are, in fact, people who have already been chosen by their political party and those slates of electors are waiting until the decision on the popular vote in the state
    The system was based on former President James Madisonís Virginia Plan at the 1787 Constitutional Convention.    The plan called for congressional representation to be made up by a stateís population and later revised to give Congress the power to choose electors.
    Madison reaffirmed his position in Federalist Paper 39 and was supported by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper 68.    It wasnít until the U.S. Constitution was written that the authors gave the power to choose electors to the states.
    Several Americans have condemned the electoral college system in recent history as two Republican candidates, former President George W. Bush in 2000 and President Trump in 2016, beat out their Democrat competitors who won the popular vote.    This hadnít happened since 1888 when former President Benjamin Harrison beat former President Grover Cleveland in the electoral college even though he lost by more than 90,000 in the popular vote.
    Meanwhile, President Trump and his Democrat rival Joe Biden are competing for at least 270 electoral votes to win the presidency on Election Day.    Then the electoral college will reconvene in the middle of December to finalize their votes for the president.

11/3/2020 EPA Sued Over Rollback Of Obama-Era Waste Protections by OAN Newsroom
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyís (EPA) logo is displayed on a door at its headquarters. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    A group of nine climate organizations has sued the EPA over plans to strip back environmental protections on coal plants.
    The lawsuit was filed Monday in response to a Trump administration rule rolling back requirements on the treatment of toxic water created by pollution from power plants.
    The EPA stripped back those Obama-era protections in August and argued new and less restrictive methods of filtering the toxic water would both reduce pollution and help save jobs.    The Trump administration has given coal plants until 2025 to be compliant with its new rules.

11/3/2020 N.C. Election Results Could Be Delayed After Elections Board Votes To Extend Voting Time by OAN Newsroom
FAYETTEVILLE, NC Ė NOVEMBER 03: A church gym is turned into a polling center on Election Day at Church of Jesus Christ
of latter-day Saints on November 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
Election results in North Carolina are expected to be delayed after the State Board of Elections extended voting time at four polling sites. The board moved to increase voting times at two sites in Sampson County, N.C. as well as locations in Cabarrus and Guilford County due to earlier delays.
    According to state policy mandates, results cannot be released before polls close.    This means the extension will delay the release of results by at least 45 minutes than originally planned.
    North Carolina is one of a number of battleground states expected to be closely contested.

11/3/2020 D.C. Police Arrest Far-Left Rioters Outside White House After Scuffles Break Out by OAN Newsroom
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police patrol as demonstrators march through the streets near
the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Police in Washington, D.C.arrested scores of far-left rioters outside the White House.    On Tuesday, dozens of Democrat agitators gathered outside the White House in anticipation of the election results.
    The protesters carried anti-Trump signs and chanted Democrat talking points while urging for a transition of power to Joe Biden.    The rioters where seen scuffing with the police, which resulted in several detentions.
    Meanwhile, tensions are expected to continue into the coming week.

11/4/2020 Oil up $0.83 to $37.92, DOW up 555 to 27,480.


11/4/2020 GOP Claims Major Victories As It Seeks To Maintain Senate Majority by OAN Newsroom
Supporters pose with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, center, following his victory speech after winning
another term in office on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
    The GOP claimed major victories across the country on Election Day.    Top Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), defended their seats by a large margin.
    McConnell took to the stage in Louisville, Kentucky after clinching a seventh term.
    ďKentucky, Iím humbled and grateful that youíve rehired me to keep fighting for your families and serving our commonwealth for the next six years,Ē he stated.
    While speaking to his incumbents, he stressed the importance of nationwide unity.
    ďOur nation has real challenges and real adversaries, but our fellow citizens are not our enemies,Ē McConnell continued.    ďThere is no challenge that we cannot overcome together
    Meanwhile in South Carolina, Graham secured his seat after beating Democrat challenger Jaime Harrison.    The Republican thanked his supporters and also poked fun at Democrat donors.
    ďTo all the pollsters: you have no idea what youíre doing,Ē he stated.    ďTo all the Democrats in California, New York: you wasted a lot of money..this is the worst investment in American politics
    This came after his opponent broke fundraising records after Democrat donors pumped $57 million into the race in hopes of flipping the seat.
    Fellow Republicans, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) have also held on to their seats.
    Meanwhile, Democrat incumbents, including Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Warner (D-Ind.) secured their position in the upper chamber.
Republican Tommy Tuberville celebrates as he walks to the stage to speak to supporters after his win in the
race for U.S. Senate, at his watch party Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    Republican nominee Tommy Tuberville won by a landslide in Alabama against Democrat Sen. Doug Jones.    That Senate race became one to watch after President Trump endorsed the political newcomer.
    ďThe liberals of California, New York and Washington, D.C. learned the hard way that Alabama Senate seat cannot be bought,Ē Tuberville stated.
    The latest victories are integral for the GOP to maintain its majority in the upper chamber.

11/4/2020 SCOTUS To Hear Case On Exemptions For Religious Adoption Agencies by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen at sundown on
the eve of Election Day in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    The Supreme Court is gearing up to hear a case on whether there should be certain religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws regarding LGBTQ individuals.    The high court will hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia on Wednesday.
    All eyes will be turned toward Justice Amy Coney Barrett as this will be her first major Supreme Court ruling after being confirmed last month.
    This case will see a Roman Catholic adoption agency argue that they have the right to deny adoption rights to same sex couples.    The agencyís policy was noticed by the city of Philadelphia in 2018, which caused it to deny the agency access to any available foster children.
    Many believe this will be Justice Barrettís first opportunity to show how she will rule in cases related to religious freedoms.    Many on the left fear she will try to work away some LGBTQ civil rights, though she spoke heavily during her confirmation hearings about the separation of her personal beliefs from constitutional law.
    ďIt is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to give in to them,Ē she stated.    ďJudges do not run for elections, thus they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people
FILE Ė In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo Amy Coney Barrett, listens as President Donald Trump speaks before Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
administers the Constitutional Oath to Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,D.C. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
    Justice Barrett is well known for being a student of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.    When the Fulton v. Pennsylvania case was first heard, Scalia ruled regulations on the church were constitutional as long as they were universally applicable.
    As of now, however, itís unclear as to how Justice Barrett will rule on this case and whether or not adoption agencies with ties to religious institutions will be allowed to deny adoption privileges to LGBTQ couples.

11/4/2020 Protesters Clash With D.C. Police Amid Presidential Election Results by OAN Newsroom
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police patrol as demonstrators march through the streets near
the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Authorities in Washington, D.C. are working to contain aggressive protestors who have taken to the cityís streets as they await the results of the 2020 elections.
    Hundreds of protestors gathered in demonstration at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, which is located a few blocks away from the White House.    They could be see carrying anti-Trump signs, while chanting Democrat talking points and urging for a transition of power to Joe Biden.
    Police arrested multiple Antifa and radical left demonstrators throughout the night.    At some points, they had to deploy non-lethal force in order to control the violent demonstrations.    Some Black Lives Matter protestors were even seen lighting off fireworks outside the plaza and marching against the police.
    Earlier this week, officials placed security fencing around the White House perimeter in preparation for the violent protests.    The move is similar to when the administration set up a barricade fence in the same area back in June when Black Lives Matter protesters set fire to Saint Johnís Church across the street.
    Additionally, downtown businesses boarded up their windows in anticipation of widespread looting and anarchy.    Police expect tensions with protestors to carry on into the remainder of the week.

11/4/2020 In Venezuela, Many Hope Trump Will Win To Keep Pressure On Maduro by Vivian Sequera
Opposition leader Juan Guaido's designated Colombian Ambassador, Tomas Guanipa, is seen
before a news conference in Bogota, Colombia November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Javier Andres Rojas
    CARACAS (Reuters) Ė Many Venezuelans are hoping for the re-election of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose campaign of aggressive sanctions against the South American nationís ruling Socialist Party has won over a broad swathe of President Nicolas Maduroís critics.
    The Trump administration has promised that sanctions will cause the ouster of Maduro, who has overseen a catastrophic economic meltdown that fueled a mass exodus of migrants.
    But the strategy has after nearly two years failed to shake him from power, and critics say the measures have exacerbated the once-prosperous OPEC memberís humanitarian crisis by hurting the governmentís cash flow and complicating imports of critical goods like gasoline.
    Despite Democratic candidate Joe Bidenís promises not to soften measures against Maduro, some Venezuelans believe he will take a less confrontational approach similar to that of former President Barack Obama.
    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido hopes the United States will continue to pressure Maduro, regardless of whether Trump or Biden is declared the winner, Tomas Guanipa, Guaidoís representative in Colombia, said in the capital Bogota.
    ďWhat we hope for is continuity of a policy that has so far been bipartisan, which has supported the struggle for democracy in Venezuela, which has supported the interim government of President Juan Guaido, which has supported the National Assembly as the only legitimate democratic institution,Ē Guanipa told reporters in Bogotaís historic Bolivar Plaza.
    On a commercial street in middle-class eastern Caracas on Wednesday morning, where workers in fraying shirts and home-sewn face masks strolled up and down the streets, many people were convinced Trump would win.
    ďTrump wins because he has stood up to these shameless people here in Venezuela, to Maduro,Ē said Jose Gregorio Bastidas, 56, a construction worker from the poor hillside barrio of Petare.
    ďMany people talk about Ďthe blockade.í The blockade is on the credit cards of Maduroís ministers,Ē he said, in reference to Maduroís accusations that the sanctions are the cause of Venezuelaís economic problems.
    Maduroís supporters almost universally condemn Trump while also expressing skepticism toward Biden, insisting that the U.S. policy is meant to undermine Venezuelaís democracy.
    And some of Maduroís most vocal adversaries openly criticize sanctions on the grounds that they have worsened living conditions without yielding a change in government.
    U.S. policy toward Venezuela was widely discussed on the campaign trail in Florida, particularly in Miami-Dade County, home to the stateís largest Venezuelan community Ė helping Trump win a narrow victory in Florida.
    The electionís results hung in the balance on Wednesday, with a handful of closely contested states set to decide the outcome in the coming hours or days.
    The sanctions against Maduroís government have included asset freezes and travel bans for senior officials, and measures to curtail the OPEC nationís oil exports and its fuel imports.
    That has left millions of people in long lines waiting to fuel their cars or struggling to find public transportation.     Some Venezuelans nonetheless feel that Trump is the first U.S. leader to confront Maduroís government, which has been accused of systematic human rights violations and extensive efforts to undermine democratic institutions.
    ďI would like Trump to win because I think he is the one who has implemented the most measures to solve the problem here,Ē said Fernando Gonzalez, 59, an information technology analyst.
(Reporting by Vivian Sequera, writing by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

11/4/2020 Italy Locks Down Financial Capital Milan And Much Of Industrial North by Gavin Jones and Angelo Amante
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk at a shopping mall ahead of weekend closure of shopping centres, a measure imposed
by the Lombardy region to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
    ROME (Reuters) Ė Italyís latest restrictions to try to rein in the coronavirus include a partial lockdown of its richest and most populous region Lombardy around the financial capital Milan, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.
    Earlier, the government published its new package of measures which toughen up nationwide curbs and divide the country into three zones Ė red, orange and yellow, according to the intensity of the epidemic.
    The zoning depends on a raft of factors including local infection rates and hospital occupancy, with restrictions will calibrated accordingly.
    In the critically affected red zones people will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, health reasons or emergencies and bars, restaurants and most shops will be closed.
    High school classes and those for the final two years of middle school will be moved online.
    However, unlike Italyís national lockdown in the spring, all factories will remain open.
    ďOur intensive care capacity could be exhausted in a matter of weeks, we have to intervene,Ē Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said at a news conference to illustrate the package which comes into effect on Friday.
    Conte said the red zones would comprise the large northern regions of Lombardy and neighbouring Piedmont, along with Calabria in Italyís southern toe and the tiny alpine region of Valle DíAosta.
    Lombardy accounts for around a sixth of Italyís population and more than a fifth of its gross domestic product.
    The orange regions, where shops will remain open and people can move freely within their towns and cities but not leave them, are Puglia in Italyís heel and the island of Sicily.
    The rest of the countryís 20 regions, including Lazio around the capital Rome, will be yellow, meaning there are no restrictions other than those imposed nationwide.
    Italy saw 352 COVID-related deaths on Wednesday after registering 353 the day before, the health ministry reported earlier, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 30,550 from 28,244.
    Under the nationwide restrictions regardless of zoning, restaurants and bars must close at 6 p.m., cinemas, restaurants, museums and gyms are all closed and shopping centres are closed at weekends.
    All high school classes are to be held online, while younger children will still be allowed to attend school in person.
(Reporting By Gavin Jones, editing by Angelo Amante)

11/4/2020 UK Lawmakers Approve Month-Long Lockdown Plan For England by William James
FILE PHOTO: A person is seen on Westminister Bridge in London as the spread of the coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British lawmakers approved a month-long lockdown in England, voting on Wednesday in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnsonís plan to try to prevent COVID-19 running out of control and overwhelming health services.
    People will be ordered to stay at home from 0001 GMT on Thursday to combat a surge in new infections that could, if unchecked, cause more deaths than a first wave which forced a three-month lockdown earlier this year.
    The 516-38 vote had been in little doubt after the opposition Labour Party said they would support the move, even though they criticised Johnson for acting too slowly.    He was also criticised by some in his own party who said a national lockdown was too severe.
    ďNone of us came into politics to tell people once again to shutter their shops, to furlough their staff or stay away from their friends and family,Ē Johnson told parliament in an attempt to calm rebels within his Conservative Party.
    The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned the ďworst caseĒ scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded.
    Those warnings forced Johnson to announce a U-turn on Saturday, having previously insisted on an approach of regional lockdowns.
    Labour leader Keir Starmer said: ďWhile these regulations are not in any way desirable or perfect, they are now necessary because the government has lost control of the virus
    Some in Johnsonís own party, however, voted against the plan.
    ďI have a fundamental problem with much of what weíre being asked to do here Ė as well as the economic impact, the human toll which this will have,Ē said Graham Brady, head of an influential Conservative committee.
(Editing by Elizabeth Piper and Stephen Addison)

11/4/2020 Sen. McConnell: Election May Be Decided In Courts by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. McConnell secured
a seventh term in Kentucky, fending off Democrat Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot in a costly campaign. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    According to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), questionable vote counts in several key states are likely to delay the election results.
    On Wednesday, the Senate majority leader said President Trump may have won the election, but it looks like both sides will send lawyers to try and claim the final victory.
    This comes as alleged ďballot dumpsĒ in Wisconsin and Michigan narrowed the Presidentís leads in those states overnight while vote counts continue.
    McConnell said this election may go up to the Supreme Court.
    ďAnd what weíre going to see here in the next few days, both in the Senate races and in the presidential race, is each state will ultimately get to a final outcome,Ē he stated.    ďAnd you should not be shocked that both sides are going to have lawyers there, both in these close Senate races and in the presidential contest
    The Kentucky Republican went on to say close elections are not unusual in this country and urged patience amid building anxiety across the U.S.

11/4/2020 Rep. McCarthy: President Trump To Win Four More Years In Office
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., gives his assessment of the GOPís performance in the election as he speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the Democrat Party has failed to meet its expectations of victory in this yearís elections.    On Wednesday, he told reporters the GOP is projected to pick up several seats in the House and keep its Senate majority.
    McCarthy noted this is because the Democrats wasted their two year majority in the House on ďpartisan witch huntsĒ while abandoning the interests of their constituents.    The California Republican also said President Trump will win because Democrats donít represent America any more.
    McCarthy stressed the President will win re-election after every legal vote is counted.    Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said questionable vote counts in several key states are likely to delay the election results and the final decision could be made in the courts.


11/5/2020 Oil up $0.80 to $38.97, DOW up 368 to 27,848.

11/5/2020 Coronavirus in Kentucky - Beshear extends face mask mandate as state reports 1,635 cases, 11 deaths by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,635 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 more related deaths in Kentucky on Wednesday.
    The state has now seen 113,009 COVID-19 cases and 1,514 deaths caused by the disease.    The rate for positive tests is at 6.3%.
    In the wake of Election Day, with votes still being counted across the country, Beshear reminded Kentuckians 'the virus is still here.'
    'Letís remember that it takes all of us, regardless of who we vote for or who we support in a political election, coming together and doing the right thing,' Beshear said.    'Itís about saving each otherís lives, which I hope is more important to each and every one of us than just about anything.'
    Beshear announced Wednesday he is renewing the statewide mask mandate, which he ordered in July and has extended every month since.
    'Kentuckians strongly support this mask mandate; they know how important it is,' Beshear said.
    Dr. Steven Stack, Kentuckyís public health commissioner, said as of Monday the state has nearly doubled the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 over the past month.    On Sept. 28, there were 507 people in the hospital with the disease; on Monday, there were 980.
    There were 1,066 people in the hospital with COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 286 in an intensive care unit.
    'Overall, the more people who are getting sick, the more quickly those numbers can climb, and so this is a concern,' Stack said during Wednesdayís briefing.
    Kentucky has an 'alarmingly high number of red counties,' or counties reporting a daily average of at least 25 new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people, Stack said.
    He again asked Kentuckians to follow basic public health guidelines including wearing a mask, social distancing, washing or sanitizing hands and staying home when sick.
    'I have to tell you,' Stack said, 'from everything that I can see around the world and what happens here in the United States and other states ó if we donít follow these guidelines, if we donít do these things, the disease will persuade us to follow them at some point.'
[11 deaths / 1,635 cases = 0.007% does not justify your mandate and you are only judging it on an increase in cases.].

11/5/2020 No Ďblue waveí for House Dems by Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON Ė While Democrats will likely hold their control in the House of Representatives, Republicans had big wins for Tuesdayís election that could narrow the Democratsí majority.
    Republicans flipped back key seats that Democrats won in the 2018 midterms, unseating freshmen incumbents in South Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Iowa.    GOP candidates also defended key seats in Texas.
    ďRepublicans defied the odds and grew our party last night.    In districts all across the country, Americans rejected socialism and voted for freedom,Ē House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted Wednesday.
    The gains by Republicans are contrary to the narrative that Democrats hoped for.    Prior to polls closing Tuesday, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chairwoman of House Democratsí campaign arm, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would not only defend gains made in 2018 but also flip districts thought to be safely Republican.
    But the continuation of the 2018 ďblue waveĒ fell short this year.
    As of Wednesday afternoon, Democrats had secured 194 seats to Republicansí 185, with 56 races yet to be called.    To control the House, 218 seats are needed.

11/5/2020 Judge insists Postal Service search states for ballots - Dinah Voyles Pulver and Kevin Johnson by USA TODAY
    A federal judge upbraided lawyers for the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday after the agency failed to meet his Election Day order for postal inspectors to sweep mail processing facilities in more than a dozen states for missing ballots.
    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said he was ďshockedĒ to learn that Postal Service facilities in 12 postal districts, including some in crucial battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, had not been searched, leaving authorities unable to determine whether all ballots had been delivered.
    ďIt leaves a bad taste in everyoneís mouth for the clock to run out Ė game over,Ē Sullivan told government lawyers in a hastily called hearing Wednesday in Washington.
    Sullivan later adjourned the hearing, ordering a Postal Service official to appear later in the afternoon to explain why his order was disregarded.    But in court filings Wednesday morning, the Postal Service argued it could not meet Sullivanís deadlines for the early afternoon sweeps on Election Day because the inspectors had been scheduled to come in later in the day.    Postal Service attorneys wrote the inspectors were scheduled ďto conduct inspections at the most critical time when the vast majority of any ballots processed on Election Day would be on site
    The service confirmed its employees Ė but not postal inspectors Ė had thoroughly searched all interior and exterior areas of its 220 mail processing facilities on Election Day ďas part of a longstanding review process.Ē
    On Tuesday in Pennsylvania, those searches produced a total of 13 ballots at two facilities, the postal service said.    Three ballots were found and delivered in Johnstown, and 10 in Lancaster.
    Sullivan would not be placated.    Also on Wednesday, he ordered the Postal Service to conduct another sweep of its mail-processing facilities in Texas for any ballots postmarked on Election Day or earlier. The deadline for mail-in ballots in Texas was the close of Wednesday.

11/5/2020 ĎThe Squadí goals achieved - 4 progressive women defeat strong challenges by Wyatte Grantham-Philips and Jessica Flores, USA TODAY
    The votes are in: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., have been reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
    The four progressive congresswomen, dubbed The Squad, won their races Tuesday against strong opposition.
    In Ocasio-Cortezís case, the campaign battle involved large amounts of money.    Opponent John Cummings raised more than $10 million, and her campaign raised more than $17 million, according to The New York Times.
    ďOur sisterhood is resilient,Ē Omar wrote on Twitter, celebrating victory for the incumbent representatives and women of color in New York, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Michigan.
    ďWe are building a movement,Ē she wrote.    ďThis is just the beginning
    The group has been the target of intense GOP criticism.    In one case, Illinois Republicans shared a movie poster mockup depicting the four women as ďThe Jihad SquadĒ on a Facebook page.
    The Illinois Republican County Chairmanís Association in July deleted the post and apologized.
    Republican Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, who became the youngest member elected to Congress on Tuesday, called the Democratic lawmakers ďagents of post-AmericanismĒ in a campaign ad released in August.
    But to the four members of Congress, The Squad isnít just a way to express solidarity with one another, but with supporters around the country.    As Pressley put it in a news conference in 2019, ďOur squad is big
    ďTogether, we have fought for our shared humanity,Ē Pressley wrote in a tweet Tuesday announcing her win.    ďI believe in the power of us.    And weíre just getting started
Representatives, from left, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib,
D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., each won reelection Tuesday. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE FILE

11/5/2020 South Koreaís Top Diplomat To Visit U.S. Amid Election Uncertainty by Hyonhee Shin
FILE PHOTO: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha arrives to visit the Berlin Wall memorial
at Bernauer Strasse, in Berlin, Germany, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
    SEOUL (Reuters) Ė South Koreaís top diplomat plans to visit Washington next week, officials said on Thursday, as Seoul pledged a solid alliance with the United States regardless of the presidential election results.
    Democratic challenger Joe Biden predicted victory on Wednesday after winning two key U.S. states, while President Donald Trump alleged fraud, filed lawsuits and demanded recounts in a race yet to be decided a day after polls closed.
    South Koreaís foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha will arrive in Washington on Sunday for a four day stay, the ministry said.
    The trip came at the invitation from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who cancelled his planned visit to Seoul last month after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.
    The ministers will hold a meeting over bilateral and regional issues including stalled talks aimed at dismantling North Koreaís nuclear and missile programmes in exchange for U.S. sanctions relief.
    Despite uncertainty over the U.S. election, South Koreaís presidential Blue House said it would maintain the ďsolidĒ alliance whoever wins the White House.
    ďRegardless of the election outcome, our government will not only maintain the solid alliance with the United States but also continue cooperation to develop it further,Ē Blue House spokesman Kang Min-seok told a briefing.
    ďWe will also actively cooperate with a new administration to achieve the goal of denuclearising the Korean peninsula and building a peace regime, and closely communicate in line with the traditions that the two countries have worked together with any governments from each other
    The Blue House was cautiously monitoring the U.S. election, with President Moon Jae-in scheduled for no public activity on Thursday.    The presidential National Security Council was set to gather at 3 p.m. (0600 GMT) to discuss developments, Kang said.
(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Raju Goplakrishnan)

11/5/2020 France Says Its Faith In U.S. Institutions Validating Vote Results
FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian speaks to journalist as Malian Prime Minister
Moctar Ouane (not pictured) listens in Bamako, Mali October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Lorgerie
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Franceís foreign minister said on Thursday he had faith good sense would prevail in the U.S. election and that its strong democratic values would ensure the correct results.
    ďI have faith in U.S. institutions validating the results of the election,Ē Jean-Yves Le Drian told Europe 1 radio.
(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Edmund Blair)

11/5/2020 Europe Must Strengthen Its Borders After Attacks, Says Macron by Richard Lough and Michel Rose
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to media on strengthening the border controls at the crossing between
Spain and France, at Le Perthus, France November 5, 2020. Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via REUTERS
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Europe must rethink its open-border Schengen area, including a more robust protection of the zoneís external frontiers, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, after a spate of Islamist attacks in France and Austria.
    The tighter controls were needed to curb clandestine immigration, said Macron, adding that the criminal gangs illegally trafficking migrants into Europe were often linked to terror networks.
    ďI am in favour of a deep overhaul of Schengen to re-think its organisation and to strengthen our common border security with a proper border force,Ē Macron said on a visit to the Franco-Spanish border.
    Macron said he would present proposals to European Union partners at a summit in December.
    France will rally support before then and hopes Germany will put its name to the plan, a government official said, citing the Netherlands and Austria as other possible allies.
    Europe is reeling from two attacks in the past week that involved assailants who moved freely between Schengen member states.
    On Oct. 29, a Tunisian man killed three people in a church in Nice.    Brahim Aouissaoui had arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa, which lies off North Africa, five weeks earlier.    After being transferred to the mainland, Aouissaoui travelled into France by train hours before launching his attack.
    The jihadist who killed four people in Vienna on Monday travelled to neighbouring Slovakia in July in an attempt to buy ammunition, Austrian officials said.
    Macron said the recent attacks were a warning to Europe that ďthe terrorist risk is everywhere
    Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio this week also pressed for Europe to bolster its defences against terrorism and again stressed the need for a revamp of EU immigration laws.
    Referring to the attacks, he told the Corriere Della Sera daily on Wednesday: ďAnyone can enter a member state and cross Europe. The risk is too high, the European vulnerability too large
    France did not want to restrict freedom of movement, the government official said. Instead, its proposals will be based on Macronís call last year for a more robust EU border force as well as obligations on member states to supply intelligence on people moving across Europeís borders.
    The French president also wants the EU to have a single asylum policy to end the rows that have paralysed its policymaking during a years-long migrant crisis.
    Nearly 628,000 non-EU citizens were found to be illegally present in the bloc in 2019, up 10% on the previous year, according to Eurostat data.
    Macron said France would double the number of police manning its borders.
    ďWe need to bolster our fight against illegal immigration and traffickers who, increasingly often, have links to terrorism,Ē the president said.
    The Schengen zone consists of 22 of the 27 European Union member states, as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein.
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, Geert de Clercq and Michel Rose in Paris and Crispian Balmer in Rome; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Gareth Jones, Emelia Sithole-Matarise, Alexandra Hudson)

11/5/2020 Trump Campaign: Victory Possible By Friday by OAN Newsroom
Campaign Manager Bill Stepien (L) and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (R) listen as US President Donald Trump
visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, November 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    The 2020 Trump campaign said the President is on track to win re-election as several key states remain up in the air.    In a conference call on Thursday, campaign aides Jason Miller and Bill Stepien stated President Trump is doing well and is expected to win.
    The two officials claim the Presidentís victory could be announced as soon as Friday.    This came as several key states continued to count ballots while the Trump campaign is mounting legal challenges against late-arriving ballots and ďballot-dumping
    Miller noted heís confident the Trump administration will get another four years in office.

11/5/2020 President Trump Considers Recounts In Wis., Pa., Mich. And Ga. by OAN Newsroom
A woman holds a sign supporting U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference outside the Republican National
Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, on November 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
    The Presidentís campaign has prepared to file lawsuits in several states to demand a recount of 2020 ballots.    2020 marked the highest voter turnout in presidential election history and counting the more than 159.8 million ballots has become a source of massive contention.
    While some states were called early, such as liberal strongholds like California and New York, along with much of the historically red ďdeep southĒ like Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, others were nearly too close to call.
    By Wednesday evening, three suits had been filed on behalf of the President in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan as well as additional demands for a recount in Wisconsin. Should the suits move forward, the potential for recounts in all four states will delay results for weeks as each state has maintained different policies in the event of a contested election.
    The Bureau of Elections in Michigan said a recount can be filed if a candidate possesses a ďgood-faith belief that they would have had a reasonable chance of winning the election
    The Presidentís campaign has until next Tuesday to file for a recount and would have to pay anywhere from $25 to $250 per voting precinct in order to begin the process, which must be completed within 30 days.
    In Pennsylvania, a recount must record the more than 6.2 million ballots in a different manner in which they were first tabulated or the state must count paper ballots by hand.    The latter method is further complicated by the fact that Pennsylvania does not require a voter-verified paper audit trail, which is used to verify the results of a recount.
    Pennsylvania does allow for partial recount requests, which may happen in Philadelphia, where officials were still tallying the 350,000 mail-in ballots received through Wednesday night.
    Georgia has maintained that a recount can only be demanded if the margin between candidates is less than one percent or if there are allegations of discrepancies in the results.    While the President is currently ahead in the Peach State, itís been alleged that election officials have added potentially invalid absentee ballots to counting pools.    This may give Biden an advantage.
    The only state currently under direct threat of a recount, Wisconsin, also requires a less than one percent difference.    This was the case when the Associated Press called Wisconsin for Democrat nominee Joe Biden as they reported the President was behind by only 0.9 percent.
    Wisconsin is one of the only states to have held a state-wide recount since 2000 when Green Party candidate Jill Stein demanded one in 2016, only to extend President Trumpís lead in the Badger State by 844 votes.
    Regardless of how the Presidentís campaign decides to move forward, states will only have until December 14th to complete a recount before the electoral college meets to officially elect the President.

11/5/2020 Republican Women Gain 13 Seats In Congress by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) addresses the virtual convention.
(Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)
    Despite speculation over the results of the presidential race, the 2020 election appeared to be a clear victory for conservative women in both the House and the Senate.
    As election results poured in this week, Republican women added at least 13 seats in Congress, a record-breaking number of conservative females in a freshman class.    While some races are still too close to call, at least six GOP women have flipped Democrat seats so far.
    New York representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) praised the GOPs success at the ballot box, after launching a PAC focused on electing more Republican women.

11/5/2020 Left-Wing Groups Protest In Portland, Ore. After Liberal Victory by OAN Newsroom
An Oregon State National Guardsman watches the crowd while dispersing black bloc protesters early in the morning
on November 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Multiple protests, some peaceful and others violent, broke out in
Portland as the presidential election remained undecided. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    For the left-wing in Portland, Ore. three major victories on election night were not enough to prevent chaos and destruction.
    On Wednesday night, police were forced to call in the National Guard and declared an unlawful assembly to try and stop riots from spreading through downtown.
    Around a dozen people were arrested after they began throwing objects at police, including one man who reportedly threw a firework at officers before being arrested.
    ďDeputies did seize a rifle with a loaded magazine plus additional magazines, a tactical vest with ballistic plates and a knife from the man at the time of his arrest,Ē noted Unified Command Portland Police Spokesman Sgt. Kevin Allen.
    The incidents began a full day after Oregon maintained its position as a liberal stronghold by voting for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.     Portland also reaffirmed its political position by re-electing their mayor and approving a new initiative for a community police oversight board.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    Ted Wheelerís victory following Tuesdayís election makes him the first person elected to consecutive terms in more than a decade.    In a speech, the Portland Mayor addressed the chaos in his city and called for people to come together to meet the challenges they face.
    ďWhatís really energized me over the last four months during this campaign is that I havenít been at city hall, I have been in the community and Iíve been sharing ideas,Ē noted Wheeler.    ďIíve been collaborating.    Iíve been listening to the public.    Ultimately, I trust the people of this community
    Wheelerís comments came as 80 percent of Portland voters approved a new measure to replace the current Independent Police Review Board with a new Oversight Committee.
    The board will be able to investigate complaints made against Portland Police and impose disciplinary actions, including the termination of officers.    However, the president of the cityís police association said an oversight system is already in place and the new initiative violates the law in several ways.
    ďI think weíre all in agreement that we need to improve the oversight and accountability mechanisms of policing in this community,Ē Wheeler stated.    ďIf that means we have to go to the bargaining table and bargain in good faith with the union that represents the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau, so be it
    Despite gaining ground in their fight against the police force, Antifa protesters took to the streets and video showed widespread destruction.

11/5/2020 Trump Campaign Announces Legal Battles In Key Swing States by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump looks on during a rally. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    The Trump campaign has launched legal battles in multiple key swing states.
    On Wednesday, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, Eric Trump, and senior Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump spoke in Philadelphia and accused Democrats of fraud in the counting of local mail-in ballots.
    They stated poll-watchers were prevented from observing ballots being counted.    Eric Trump said Democrat attempts to rig the election have been observed throughout the process so this latest one comes as no surprise.
    ďThe Democrats know that the only way that they can win this election is to cheat in Pennsylvania,Ē the Presidentís son noted.    ďThere is video after video of them passing out collateral material in polling sites all over PhiladelphiaÖTheyíre trying to cheat,Ē noted the Presidentís son.
    This came as the campaign filed lawsuits in Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia amid evidence of fraud in those states as well.
    President Trumpís personal attorney stated the Trump campaign wonít stop until they expose the corruption of the Democrat party.
    ďThis is a concerted effort of the crooks that run the Democrat party,Ē Giuliani said.    ď100 years of one party rule leads to corruption of all kinds.    Voter fraud is one of the biggest because thatís how you keep your power
    He then pointed to a sudden increase of ballots that appeared in Pennsylvania overnight and said heís suspicious of where they came from.
    ďWell, we have no idea if they really are ballots,Ē Giuliani added.    ďWe have no idea if theyíre signedÖ if it isnít just the same person who submitted 100,000 ballots and they all got counted.    This is the way they intend to win
    The former New York City mayor has also claimed Democrats donít care about the American people, which is the whole reason President Trump ran for office.

11/5/2020 Tense Confrontations Break Out In Mich. Amid Calls For Recount by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of US President Donald Trump demonstrates outside the TCF Center in downtown
Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 2020. (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
    Tensions have risen amid ongoing ballot counts in Detroit, Mich.    On Thursday, left wing protestors argued with the supporters of President Trump amid calls for a transparent recount of absentee and mail-in ballots.
    ďThey are terrorists, this is terrorism,Ē demonstrator Angelo Austin stated of the Trump supporters.    ďThese are terrorist acts!Ē
Anti-Trump protesters taunt Trump supporters across the street on November 05, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    Michigan citizens have demanded a full review of mail-in ballots to see where they came from.
    ďI mean, Iím not going to violently burn the city down, but Iím going to continue to fight for election integrity,Ē said Detroit, Mich. resident and bus driver Michelle Gregoire.    ďIf theyíre in there committing fraud, thatís the problemÖ John James one, Donald Trump won.    He won Michigan at least, and theyíre in there cheating. And thatís wrong
    President Trumpís re-election team is mounting legal challenges to the suspected fraud.    Analysts have claimed the election will likely be decided in courts.

11/5/2020 Report: Some Penn. Residents Disappointed With Presidential Election Amid Pending Results by OAN Newsroom
A supporter of U.S. president Donald Trump holds a sign during a protest outside the Philadelphia Convention center as votes continue to
be counted following the 2020 U.S. presidential election on November 5, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With no winner yet declared in
the general election, attention is focused on the outcome of a few remaining swing states. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
    Many voters in the state of Pennsylvania have grown impatient with the uncertainty of this yearís election.
    On Wednesday, reporters got the brunt of that frustration when they asked Philadelphia, Penn. residents what they thought of the pending results.
    ďI mean, I think itís kind of crazy,Ē Philadelphia resident Derick Skipper said.    ďThey said that it would come down to this, but I donít think anyone really believed that weíd be sitting here still trying to figure out who the next President is going to be
    Many voiced concerns over the possibility of final election results being delayed further due to possible recounts and pending court cases, but others said they were looking on the bright side.
    ďIn America, we have all kinds of differences and we bring those differences to the polls, and we vote,Ē stated Philadelphia resident Maurice Goodman.    ďThe good news is that we votedÖThe unfortunate news itís going to take a while for us to find out who won
    Goodman added that she is not worried about waiting on the results and that she thinks the country is going to get through this as weíve been through a lot worse.
    Meanwhile, ballots are still being counted in the keystone state with the tally so far showing President Trump in the lead.

11/5/2020 Mich. Postal Worker Claims Late Ballots Stamped With November 3 Postmark by OAN Newsroom
James OKeefe, an American conservative political activist and founder of Project Veritas. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    A Michigan postal worker has claimed late ballots are being stamped with a November third postmark in order to be counted in the election.
    On Thursday, the claims were posted in a video by ĎProject VeritasĎ and cited the anonymous postal worker at the Traverse City Post Office.
    The worker claimed a directive was issued Wednesday to collect and separate any ballots received that day so they could be hand stamped with Tuesdayís date.
    The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled ballots have to be received before 8 p.m.    November third and the move appeared to be an attempt to get around Michigan law.
    ďThatís sketchyÖIt screams corruption,Ē said Project Veritas founder James OKeefe.    ďAlso, knowing the post officeís leanings politically, it didnít seem quite right
    When the branch supervisor was contacted by Project Veritas about the separation of ballots, he hung up.
    On Wednesday, the Trump campaign said it filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop counting ballots.    They cited a need for increased access to watch the counting process.

11/5/2020 Protesters Gather Outside Arizona Election Office by OAN Newsroom
A no voter fraud sign is displayed by a protester in support of President Donald Trump at the Maricopa County
Elections Department office on November 4, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The rally was organized after yesterdayís vote
narrowly turned for Democrats in the presidential and senate races. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images)
    Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of an Arizona election office and demanded all votes to be fully counted for the presidential race.
    On Wednesday, groups of voters swarmed the Maricopa County Elections Office and attempted to get inside the building.
    The demonstrators slammed Fox News for calling Arizona for Joe Biden Tuesday night as well as chanted ďcount those votesĒ to ensure the integrity of the electionís results.
    Staffers said they were still tallying the final results as supporters of both President Trump and Biden wait in suspense.

11/5/2020 Exclusive: WHO-Led COVID Drug Scheme Doubles Down On Antibodies, Steroids And Shuns Remdesivir by Francesco Guarascio
FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) are pictured during the World Health Assembly (WHA)
following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) Ė A World Health Organization-led scheme to supply COVID-19 drugs to poor countries is betting on experimental monoclonal antibody treatments and steroids but shunning Gileadís remdesivir therapy, an internal document shows.
    The Oct. 30 WHO draft document seen by Reuters says priorities are to secure monoclonal antibodies in a tight market and to boost distribution of cheap steroid dexamethasone, of which it has already booked nearly 3 million courses of treatment for poorer countries.
    Monoclonal antibodies are manufactured copies of antibodies created by the body to fight an infection, and drugmakers including Roche and Novartis confirmed initial contact with the WHO scheme.
    The paper, which for the first time outlines how the scheme would spend donorsí money, does not cite remdesivir among priority drugs Ė a significant omission as the antiviral is the only other medication alongside dexamethasone approved across the world for treating COVID-19.
    Gilead Science said the WHO scheme had not funded its COVID-19 trials and had never approached the firm for the possible inclusion of remdesivir in its portfolio.
    The drug-supply scheme is one of the four pillars of the so-called ACT Accelerator, a WHO-led project which also seeks to secure COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and protective gear for poorer countries by raising more than $38 billion by the beginning of 2022
    ďImmediate priorities for the (therapeutics) pillar are intensifying efforts on monoclonal antibodies while scaling up dexamethasone use,Ē says the document, which is subject to change but due for publication as soon as Friday.
    The scheme, co-led by the Wellcome Trust, a charity, and Unitaid, a health partnership hosted by the WHO, urgently needs $6.1 billion, $750 million of which by February, out of a total ask of $7.2 billion.
    More than half the cash would be used to procure and distribute monoclonal antibodies, the document shows, calling these therapeutics ďgame-changingĒ but in short supply.
    No monoclonal antibody has, so far, been approved against COVID-19, but the WHO scheme has already invested in research and secured production capacity at a Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant in Denmark.
    Fujifilm didnít immediately comment.
    The scheme wants $320 million to make antibodies in that facility, the document says, estimating that would be enough to secure 4 million antibody courses, at about $80 per course.
    A spokeswoman for Unitaid confirmed that it wanted to raise and invest $320 million in securing monoclonal antibodies but said commercial deals were confidential.
    Another $110 million would be used for regulatory approval and other market preparation procedures for monoclonal antibodies in poorer countries, the document shows, while $220 million would fund clinical trials.
    Among companies developing experimental monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19 are U.S. firms Eli Lilly and Regeneron . U.S. President Donald Trump got their antibodies in October after testing COVID-19 positive.
    Eli Lilly has already agreed to produce antibodies at the Fujifilm plant from April and make them available at ďan affordable priceĒ to poorer countries, a company spokeswoman said.
    A U.S. government-run trial of Lillyís drug was paused in mid-October over safety concerns, but other trials continue and the U.S. administration last week sealed a $375-million supply deal.
    It is unclear how and whether the WHO scheme will raise the money needed for the antibody project.
    Roche, which has partnered with Regeneron to make up to 2 million doses of the so-called REGN-COV2 antibody annually by 2021, has had ďpreliminary discussionsĒ with the ACT Accelerator over an access plan.
    ďThese discussions were in the context of development and production,Ē a Roche spokesman said in an email.    ďIt is too early to speculate on future decisions, but we will continue working with them and other groups regarding REGN-COV2
    Novartis, which expects results soon from a trial of its arthritis treatment canakinumab against COVID-19, said on Thursday it received a request several days ago from the WHO scheme seeking information about medicines to tackle the coronavirus.    Novartis also makes dexamethasone.
    Despite being short of funds, the WHO drugs-supply scheme aims to distribute hundreds of millions of courses of COVID-19 drugs to poorer countries by 2022.
    Apart from monoclonal antibodies and dexamethasone, it is also eyeing other experimental drugs, including new antivirals and repurposed drugs.
    The scheme would spend another $100 million to seal deals with unspecified drugmakers from mid-2021, the document says, and next year plans to invest another $4.4 billion on drugs that succeed in clinical trials.
    The Unitaid spokeswoman said dexamethasone and its alternative, hydrocortisone, were the most promising among repurposed drugs.
    Unitaid confirmed the scheme had not procured or funded remdesivir, which was initially trialled against Ebola.    It did not comment on why remdesivir did not appear among priority treatments in the document.
    Remdesivir has been authorised in multiple countries to treat COVID-19. However, preliminary findings of a WHO-sponsored trial conluded the antiviral had little or no benefit, contradicting previous positive trials.
    Governments however continue to buy it, with Germany this week announcing a 150,000-plus dose purchase.
(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio; additional reporting by John Miller in Zurich and Caroline Humer; editing by Nick Macfie)

11/5/2020 Germany Approves 5.4 Billion Euro Purchase Of 38 Eurofighter Jets: Source
FILE PHOTO: A German Air Force Eurofighter plane takes off as part of the joint-exercise 'Blue Wings 2020' by the air forces
of Germany and Israel at Noervenich air base in Noervenich, Germany, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
    BERLIN (Reuters) Ė The German parliamentís budget committee approved a 5.4 billion euro ($6.35 billion) contract to buy 38 Eurofighter jets from Airbus for the countryís air force on Thursday, a source said.
    The deal is part of the German defence ministryís long-term plan to acquire up to 93 Eurofighter jets along with 45 F-18s from Boeing.
    The 38 jets approved on Thursday are supposed to replace the oldest Eurofighter jets of the German fleet which are of only limited operational use according to experts.
    Decisions on the purchase of the remaining jets are expected after Germanyís federal election next year.
(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

11/6/2020 Oil down $0.61 to $38.53, DOW up 543 to 28,390.

11/6/2020 No news from him just a headline of Beshear claiming 20 deaths / 2,000 cases = 0.01% which is normal.

11/6/2020 Voting Held Up Due To Improper Counting of Votes
    They are discovering improper counting of ballots and even now Arizona 11 is being looked at because it was given to Biden before all the ballots came in and may be a game changer, which has not been on the mainstream news yet.
    If so Biden would be at 258 instead of 264 until those are counted and it will now be a battle of getting the votes counted properly by law.

11/6/2020 Election night viewership down 20%; Fox leads way by Bill Keveney, USA TODAY
    The presidential race did not have a declared winner, but Fox News Channel easily took the TV ratings crown as all three major cable news networks attracted more viewers than the broadcast networks, according to final Nielsen ratings data for election night, when 56.9 million watched primetime coverage on 21 networks.
    That figure was down 20% from the 71.4 million who watched prime-time results in 2016, Nielsen says.
    Foxís election night coverage, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha Mac-Callum, won 14.1 million viewers during prime time Tuesday (8-11 p.m. EST), far ahead of second-place CNN (9.4 million) and MSNBC (7.6 million).
    Echoing the slow migration of news viewers to cable, all three bested broadcasters, led by ABC with 6.3 million viewers.    NBC followed with 5.7 million; CBS averaged 4.5 million; and the Fox broadcast network had 3 million.    NBC and Fox offered coverage separate from their affiliated cable news networks.    Figures for PBS, CSPAN, Spanish-language broadcasters and others are not included.
    Fox News said its performance marked the most-watched election night in cable news history.    The cable news network finished first among viewers in the key news demographic (ages 25 to 54) but finished second to CNN among younger adults (ages 18 to 34).

11/6/20220 Facebook Removes ĎInauthenticí Networks Spanning Eight Nations
FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook
logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) Ė Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Myanmar, Georgia, and Ukraine due to ďcoordinated inauthentic behaviour
    The social media platform announced it had taken down the new networks as part of its monthly report into ďcoordinated inauthentic behaviour,Ē which also noted Facebook had removed nearly 8,000 pages involved in deceptive campaigns around the world in October.
    Many of the networks taken down by Facebook were involved in deceptive political influence campaigns using fake accounts, targeting audiences both domestically and abroad.
    One network of Facebook accounts and pages was operated from Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco by individuals connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian Islamist movement that operates networks of groups across the Middle East.    The pages targeted countries across the region and included some terrorism-related content, Facebook said.
    Facebook found two ďinauthenticĒ networks in Georgia spreading political content, one of which the platform traced to individuals associated with two political parties.
    In Ukraine and Myanmar, the social media giant found that public relations firms were running similar deceptive campaigns on behalf of political parties.
    The company has been cracking down on such accounts globally after coming under fire for not developing tools quickly enough to combat extremist content and propaganda operations.
(Reporting by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Alex Richardson)

11/6/2020 President Trump Holds Press Briefing, Accuses Democrats Of Rigging Election by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    President Trump recently pushed back against the far-left while accusing Democrat election officials of rigging the 2020 presidential race.
    During a White House press briefing Thursday evening, the President first highlighted his recent victories in battleground states despite interference from the mainstream media.
    President Trump then slammed Democrat pollsters for ďgetting it wrongĒ and attempting to suppress the GOP vote.
    ďWe had polls that were so ridiculous and everybody knew it at the time, there was no blue wave that they predicted,Ē he noted.    ďThat was done for suppression reasons, but instead there was a big red wave and its been properly acknowledged actually by the mediaÖthey were, I think, very impressed
    The President then doubled-down on his claims on potential mail-in voter fraud by stating Democrats destroyed the integrity of the election process.    He also pledged that his administration will defend the presidential election from corruption and fraud, while noting this was unprecedented in American history.
    ďOur goal is to defend the integrity of the election, weíll not allow the corruption to steal such an important election or any election for that matter,Ē he stated.    ďAnd we canít allow silenceÖanybody to silence our voters and manufacture results
    President Trump then challenged his opponent and other Democrat officials to uphold the integrity of the election process, while suggesting the Supreme Court may ultimately decide the presidency.
    ďWe want openness and transparency: no secret count rooms, no mystery ballots, no illegal votes being cast after Election Day,Ē he explained.    ďÖWe want an honest election, we want an honest count and we want honest people working back there because its a very important job, so thatís the way this country is going to win

11/6/2020 Authorities Bust Illicit Weapons At Protests Nationwide by OAN Newsroom
Police patrol the streets during protests following the Nov. 3 presidential election
in Portland, Or. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
    As the number of protests rose nationwide, so did the number of weapons confiscated by authorities.    On Wednesday, police seized a taser and two knives as well as M-80 firecrackers during protests in lower Manhattan, New York.
    Meanwhile in Portland, Oregon, the Multnomah County Sheriffís office reported confiscating an AR-15 with multiple magazines of ammo, an improvised explosive device, a knife, Molotov cocktails and spray paint cans.
    In a unified message from Oregon State Police, Portland Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriffís Office, authorities said they support and protect the right to engage in free speech events, but have to draw the line at violence.
    ďWe witnessed widespread violent behavior, such as destruction of property, smashing of ATMs and shattering of windows to many businesses as well as intimidating behavior,Ē stated Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell.    ďThis prompted an unlawful assembly and later a riot declaration as their criminal behavior escalated
    Meanwhile in Denver, officers arrested four people for weapons, which reportedly included a handgun, knife, hammer and bear spray.

11/6/2020 Eric Trump Calls On GOP To Fight Against Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, listens to Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Trump, speak during a news conference
on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    The Presidentís son, Eric Trump, has asked where the Republican Party is while the validity of the voting process is called into question.    In a tweet sent out Thursday, he noted GOP voters are not going to forget how some Republicans are diverging from the President.
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) claimed ďthereís no basis for the Presidentís argumentĒ and said ďall the votes must be counted,Ē which is a dissent from the Trump administrationís stance.
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) also went against the President by stating, ďtaking days to count legal ballots is not fraud
    Without the GOP addressing possible widespread voter fraud, President Trump said Joe Biden will steal the presidency.
Donald Trump Jr., gestures during a news conference at Georgia Republican Party
headquarters Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. slammed Democrats for undermining the integrity of the election process by saying they are trying to steal the election.    While gathering with supporters in Georgia on Thursday, the Presidentís eldest son said his father would ďfight to the deathĒ for the presidency.
    Trump Jr. then accused Democrat election officials of rigging the presidential election in their favor.    He then urged for full transparency in the ballot counting process and said Americans have the right to know.
    ďAmericans need to know that this is not a Banana Republic and right now, very few people have faith that thatís not the caseÖthat should scare all of us,Ē he stated.    ďÖIf this was going on in another country, if this was going on in a third world country, they would be screaming to the high heavens
    Currently, the Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia demanding for officials to follow state law when it comes to absentee ballots.

11/6/2020 Ga. Faces Pair Of Senate Runoffs Set For January by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks to supporters on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Atlanta.
Loeffler will face Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock in a runoff. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
    The balance of the Senate will likely be decided in January as both of Georgiaís Senate races head to runoff elections.    On Thursday, it was officially announced there is no clear winner of either race.
    The special election to replace the seat of former Sen. Johnny Isakson (R) has come down to GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock.
    Loeffler currently holds the seat after being appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) last year.    She faced over 20 other challengers for the seat.
    The Peach State requires candidates to win over 50 percent of votes in order to declare victory.    Loeffler and Warnock both received the bulk of votes Tuesday with 26 percent and 32 percent respectively.    Whoever wins the special election will have to run again in 2022 to start a new six-year term.
    Meanwhile, incumbent GOP Sen. David Perdue will be facing off against Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff in January.    Perdue fell just short of breaking the 50 percent threshold Tuesday, sending the two into the runoff race.
Republican candidate for Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign stop at Peachtree
Dekalb Airport Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Perdue and Ossoff ran a contentious race with their second debate gaining national attention after both of them went on the attack.
    ďWell, perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID-19 pandemic, if you hadnít been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading,Ē Ossoff told his opponent.    ďItís not just that youíre a crook, Senator, itís that youíre attacking the health of the people that you represent
    Perdueís campaign has said itís confident it can beat Ossoff in the runoff while pointing to his opponentís history of losing elections in the state.    This came in reference to his 2017 loss to congresswoman Karen Handel.
    The runoff elections will take place January 5, 2020.

11/6/2020 Faithless Electors Could Determine Presidential Election by OAN Newsroom
Stacks of ballots await to be counted for the general election inside the Maricopa County
Recorderís Office, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    As Americans are keeping a close eye on the increasingly tight election, many are turning to the possibility of faithless electors.
    When voters cast their ballot, they are technically selecting electors to vote for their presidential pick.    These electors are generally party loyalists and almost always dutifully vote for their partyís candidate.
    ďMost people donít know who their electors are, but they are real people,Ē explained Lara Brown, an associated professor at George Washington University.    ďThey are, in fact, people who have already been chosen by their political party
    However, a faithless elector could potentially defect and vote for the other candidate or abstain from casting a vote at all.
    Although this is an extremely rare situation and has only happened 85 times in U.S. history, such an occurrence could potentially change the election results in a race as close as this.
    Most recently, this happened in 2016 when President Trump lost two electoral votes and then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton lost five.    This was not enough to alter voting results, although it potentially could in a race as close as the 2020 presidential election.
    However, several states have laws aimed at binding electors to their statewide or district majorities.    Earlier this year, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold these regulations, citing the potential threat of chaos and bribery from the losing party.
    The electoral college will meet to cast their votes on December 14 and the House of Representatives will then go on to approve the final tally.

11/6/2020 Andrew Yang Criticizes The Left For Forgetting About Working Americans by OAN Newsroom
In this Dec. 5, 2019, photo, then- democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang speaks
during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
    Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang recently criticized his own party for failing to appeal to working class voters.
    In comments made to reporters on Thursday, the businessman said Democrats have become the party of ďcoastal urban elitesĒ instead of a champion for the average working-class person.    He went on to say that the left cares more about policing cultural issues than topics that help Americans economically.
    Yang warned if the Democrats donít figure out how to reach the working class, it could lead to further polarization across the nation.
    ďAnd thereís something deeply wrong when (the) working class have that response to a major party that is theoretically supposed to be fighting for them, so you have to ask yourself what has the democratic party been standing for in their minds,Ē he stated.
    Yang claimed these topics will be a fundamental problem for the Democrat Party going forward.

11/6/2020 Democrat-Led Cities Across The U.S. Pass Police Reform Measures by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this May 30, 2020, file photo, police scuffle with protesters in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Two civil rights
organizations are suing the New York Police Department on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by officers because they expressed
anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floydís killing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
    Americans in cities across the country are passing police reform measures this election year.    This week, several cities voted to create independent boards that would investigate police misconduct and use of deadly force.
    The California jurisdictions of San Francisco, Oakland and Sonoma County approved the creation of oversight committees for their law enforcement departments.
    Similar measures were approved in Pennsylvania, where peaceful demonstrations turned violent last week in Philadelphia following the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. Residents called for a ďcitizens police oversight committeeĒ to replace the cityís Police Advisory Commission.
    Those in favor of new reform said current police oversight fails to hold officers accountable and new measures could help catch misconduct.
    Meanwhile, the mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther, said voter turnout was huge for police reform and they expect to implement changes in the coming months.
    ďThis issue in particular, the community has spoken loud and clear this is the first time the people of Columbus have been able to vote on police reform,Ē he stated.    ďThey did so overwhelmingly
    Activists have continued to push for a so-called demilitarization of the police by taking away funding for heavy weaponry and some are calling for additional resources for people to call during non-violent emergencies.
    More announcements are expected to come as states continue to tally votes.

11/6/2020 Kudlow: White House Committed To Peaceful Transfer Of Power If Biden Elected by OAN Newsroom
File Ė White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
    White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the economy has proven its resilience over the course of the pandemic as well as the presidential election.
    In an interview Friday, the Director of the U.S. National Economic Council agreed the health of the economy is dependent on a peaceful transition of power if President Trump is not reelected.    He said the White House is committed to making sure that transition goes as smoothly as possible.
    ďI think there will be a peaceful transfer of power and I think the markets have been remarkably calm and resilient,Ē Kudlow stated.     ďÖThereís some things to clear up here and, again, itís not my expertiseÖIíll leave that specially to the campaign, but, yes, we will continue peacefully
    The economic advisor went on to call America the ďgreatest democracyĒ and said we abide by the rule of law.

11/6/2020 In Evoís Shadow, Boliviaís New President Luis Arce Promises Moderate Socialism by Marcelo Rochabrun and Daniel Ramos
Bolivia's President-elect Luis Arce and Vice President-elect David Choquehuanca participate in an indigenous ceremony at the
ancient site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, November 6, 2020. Courtesy of Movement to Socialism Party (MAS)/Handout via REUTERS
    LA PAZ (Reuters) Ė Luis Arce, a quiet economist who will be sworn in as Boliviaís president on Sunday after a landslide election win, knew where he stood in the political spectrum as a young teenager in La Paz, when he picked up the writings of philosopher Karl Marx.
    Arce steered the Andean countryís economy for over a decade under former leader Evo Morales, an ebullient leftist who resigned last year after an election dogged by disputed claims of fraud sparked widespread protests.    Arce was often seen as a moderating influence to more radical elements in Moralesí Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party.
    Arce, 57, will be inaugurated to the top job on Sunday amid bubbling political tensions that remain in the country and the impending return of Morales, who plans to cross back into the country early next week after living in exile in Argentina.    ĎEvoí still casts a long shadow over the country and sharply divides opinion.
    On Friday Arce took part in an Andean ancestral ceremony.    The influence and power of Boliviaís large but previously marginalized indigenous population grew under Morales, an Aymara who was the countryís first indigenous leader.
    Political leaders including Argentinaís Peronist President Alberto Fernandez, Paraguayís Mario Abdo, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, Spainís King Felipe, and Venezuelaís Vice President Delcy RodrŪguez are expected to attend Sundayís ceremony.
    ďI have had my ideas since I was 14 years old and I started reading Karl Marx.    Since then I have not stopped having the same ideological position and I am not going to change for anything,Ē Arce told Reuters in an interview in October.
    Arce is credited by supporters as the architect of Boliviaís growth ďmiracleĒ in the 2000s that lifted many out of poverty in one of South Americaís most impoverished nations.
    As economy minister, he pushed for the nationalization of many sectors, stoking ire among investors, but Ė helped in part by the commodities boom Ė steered Bolivia to an average annual growth rate of 4.6%, one of the best in Latin America.
    Arce crafted the economic plan for Moralesí successful 2005 presidential run, which launched a near 14-year administration that sputtered towards the end as growth slowed and opposition grew to Morales seeking an unprecedented fourth term.
    Unlike Morales, a former union head for coca farmers who became an almost cult figure, Arce grew up in a middle-class La Paz household and is known for being softly spoken and keeping a low personal profile.
    He studied economics at Boliviaís prestigious Universidad Mayor de San Andrťs, and then at the University of Warwick in England.
    ďHe is not really a Ďstrong maní sort of character,Ē said Franklin Pareja, a Bolivian political analyst in La Paz.    ďHe is a person who comes from the academy, from the middle class, heís a technocrat and not a social warrior or a union leader
    That could help Arce heal angry divisions in the country.    Many criticize Morales for trying to hold onto power and running in defiance of term limits, though he also retains a strong core of support.
    Arce has taken steps to distance himself from Morales, telling Reuters the former president would have ďno roleĒ in his administration beyond his influence as leader of the party.
    At the party headquarters there was little reference to Morales in pamphlets and posters on the walls when Reuters visited, though his planned return raises the question of whether he will be content to watch from the sidelines.
    The country Arce inherits is markedly different from the boom years, with the coronavirus pandemic set to result in a 6% economic contraction this year, World Bank forecasts show. Even under Morales, gas exports and foreign reserves had started to dwindle.
    Arce has promised not to cut public spending, though he also acknowledges that some austerity measures will be needed.
    But he remains confident that the Bolivian miracle is not over.
    ďI think our model has shown the world that there is a different way to do things, and do them successfully,Ē he said.
(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun and Daniel Ramos; Editing by Adam Jourdan and Rosalba OíBrien)

11/6/2020 Mulvaney: President Trump Will Run Again In 2024 If Biden Is Elected by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney (L) listen to comments during a luncheon. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is optimistic President Trump will make another run for the White House if Joe Biden is elected.
    On Thursday, Mulvaney said the President will absolutely be on the short-list of candidates to run in 2024.    The Special Envoy to Northern Ireland added President Trump is a very high-energy 74-year old and a fighter until the very end.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade with acting White Housebr> chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney (R). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    ďI would absolutely expect the President to stay involved in politics,Ē Mulvaney added.    ďHe doesnít like losing.    Plus, donít lose sight of the fact that he will beÖyounger than Joe Biden is nowÖ four years from now
    Mulvaney has also noted if Biden ends up winning the election, he guarantees the President will facilitate a peaceful transfer of power.
[If Biden wins and Americans experience 4 years of his administration they will probably be begging Trump to come back and run in 2024 but hopefully Biden will be IMPEACHED and incarcerated for his crimes to America before that if the Republicans do their job.].

11/6/2020 Sen. Graham Expects ĎReal Evidenceí Of Voting Fraud To Come To Light by OAN Newsroom
Incumbent candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) walks on stage after a win during his election night party on
November 3, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Graham defeated Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has encouraged the President to ďfight hardĒ for his re-election.
    The senator spoke during a virtual news conference on Friday and said heís rooting the President on because he believes ďreal evidenceĒ of voting irregularities as well as fraud will be unearthed sometime in the next 48 hours.
    Specifically, Graham called out Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada, saying legal complaints in those states must be seen through to the end.
    ďDemocracy depends on fair elections.    President Trumpís team is going to have the chance to make a case,Ē the Republican said.
    ďIím going to stand with President TrumpÖif a Democrat were doing this it would be cheered on.    Weíre not going to let the media intimidate us into exploring whether or not these contests were fairly had
    The senator has also agreed to donate $500,000 to President Trumpís legal defense fund.
    Graham added that the liberal media in this country is praised for standing up for democracy, but ďwhen a Republican challenges a contest, theyíre accused of undercutting democracy.Ē

11/6/2020 Pa. Secy Of State Accused Of Illegal Vote Counting by OAN Newsroom
Conservative radio host Mark Levin. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin slammed the Pennsylvania Secretary of State for her handling of ballot counting.
    On Thursday, Levin accused Secretary Kathy Boockvar (D-Pa.) of breaking the law by counting votes that arrived after Election Day without valid postmarks.    Levin said the Constitution grants states the right to direct their elections and Boockvar is allowing federal laws to take over.
    ďThe reason why election statutes were left to the states, Mr. Producer, is because the states demanded it,Ē Levin noted.    ďThey did not want the federal government interfering with the manner in which they set the vote, nor did they want courts interfering with aÖpolitical process
    Levin also accused the Supreme Court of dereliction of duty for not taking up a case before the election.
    In the meantime, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Twitter after it flagged a post by the conservative radio host.
    Levinís tweet simply reminded Republican state legislatures they have the final say when choosing electors, a move which theoretically could avoid a Joe Biden presidency.    McEnany defended the post by saying it merely articulated a clause in Article II of the Constitution.
    However, Twitter claimed some or all of the content in the tweet is disputed and labeled it as misleading.

11/6/2020 Suppression Polls Leading To Democrat Victory? By OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Zach Gibson Ė Pool/Getty Images)
    As more states appear to flip blue, many Americans are wondering how traditionally red states like Georgia and Wisconsin could be polling for the left.
    President Trump has his suspicions that suppression polls have played a major role in this outcome.
    ďThese really phony pollsÖ were designed to keep our voters at home, create the illusion of momentum for Mr. Biden and diminish Republicansí ability to raise funds,Ē claimed the President.    ďThey were whatís called Ďsuppression pollsíÖeveryone knows that now
    The mainstream media and their polling partners have shown Democrat nominee Joe Biden ahead in the race for the White House, which has created an illusion that President Trump was behind.    This dropped morale among Republican voters.
    However, the Presidentís pollster John McLaughlin drew attention to the polls that showed the President nearly tied or ahead of Biden back in October.
    ďThe Democrat strategy and the liberal media strategy is to discourage the Trump voter,Ē added McLaughlin.
    McLaughlin also made the point that the polls weighed heavily on the Republican vote as a large majority of red voters planned to vote in-person on Election Day while Democrats voted in-masse by mail.
    Additionally, while the mainstream media and major pollsters reported Bidenís 17-point lead in Wisconsin, McLaughlin said his own surveying of voters in the battleground state showed a dead heat race.    The polls massively under-sampled Republican voters, which McLaughlin called voter suppression.
    Meanwhile, political analyst and pollster Frank Luntz said the polling industry has never been more wrong than in this election.    He pointed to Trump supportersí hesitation to participate in surveys out of caution for their personal information.
Professor and GOP consultant Frank Luntz smiles as he speaks to students. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)
    ďHow do you explain CNN having a 12 point margin for Joe Biden, which will be nowhere near that when all the votes are counted?Ē    Luntz questioned.    ďEven the most optimistic people on Bidenís side say itíll be less than half of that.    Thatís not within a margin of error, thatís simply being wrong
    He added that the average numbers of all the polls had the former vice president up by about eight percent, but when itís all done it looks like he will have a four percent margin at best.
    The left tried to make the Republican party think theyíd lost before the battle had even begun.    Unfortunately, Americans heard this after votes had been cast, which the President said falls in line with the liberal media and Democratís wishes.
    ďThe pollsters got it knowingly wrongÖthere was no blue wave that they predicted,Ē President Trump stated.    ďThey thought there was going to be a big blue wave.    That was done for suppression reasons but instead, there was a big red wave
    Suppression polls coupled with potential voter fraud across the country has caused anxiety among Americans and lawmakers alike when it comes to the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

11/6/2020 Portland, Ore. Rioters Vandalize Home Of City Commissioner by OAN Newsroom
An Oregon State National Guardsman watches the crowd while dispersing black bloc protesters early in
the morning on November 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    On Friday, the Portland Police Bureau launched an investigation after protesters allegedly attacked the home of a city commissioner and set fire to the Portland City Hall.
    This came after officials rejected a bid to slash millions of dollars from its police budget.
    Demonstrators reportedly broke a window, threw burning flares and paint-filled balloons at the home of Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan, who voted against defunding the police.
    As for the city hall, officials have stated they believe a burning object was thrown at the door.    Fortunately, on-site security was able to put out the flames before it grew out of control.
    The sheriffís office has called the incidents ďalarmingĒ and said they put the entire neighborhood at risk.

11/6/2020 Portland Votes Against $18M Police Funding Cut by OAN Newsroom
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell speaks to reporters about a proposed $18 million in budget cuts to his bureau Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore.
The City Council is considering the cuts on top of nearly $16 million already cut in June, but delayed a vote until after the election. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
    Officials in Portland, Oregon rejected a bid to slash millions of dollars from its police budget.
    Portland City Commissioners voted three to two against the budget amendment, which would have cut $18 million in funds from the cityís Police Bureau and instead use it for the cityís coronavirus pandemic response.
    Mayor Ted Wheeler noted that although he understands Portlanders distrust the Police Bureau, further cutting the budget would not be a solution.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (L) and Chuck Lovell, Portland Police Bureau chief, speak to the media at City Hall. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    Back in June, the Commission already voted to cut nearly $16 million from the police budget, which eliminated school resource officers, transit police and the gun violence reduction unit.
    This would have been the cityís second round of police cuts.

11/6/2020 Project Veritas Sits Down With 2nd USPS Worker Who Claims They Were Ordered To Assist In Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Conservative media activist and founder of ĎProject Veritasí James OíKeefe speaks at an event. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
    A second USPS worker in Pennsylvania told conservative watchdog ĎProject VeritasĎ they were ordered to assist with voter fraud.
    In an interview released Friday, the unidentified worker claimed their postmaster ordered ballots that arrived after Election Day to be separated.    While the worker said they were not told the ballots would be backdated, the worker believes that is why they were collected.
    The postmaster, who is allegedly against President Trump, became defensive when asked about the instructions.
    When Project Veritas contacted Corapolis Post Office postmaster James Malia, to ask who had given him the order to separate the ballots, he declined to comment.
    ďI can refer you to our public relations people,Ē Malia stated before hanging up.    ďOkay, you have a nice night
    According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day or they will not be counted.    Similar incidents have allegedly taken place in at least one other USPS facility in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada.

11/6/2020 Philadelphia Police Probe Alleged Plot To Attack Convention Center by OAN Newsroom
Police stand guard outside outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
    Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged plot to attack the Philadelphia Convention Center, where votes for the presidential election are being counted.
    On Friday, local police reportedly received an anonymous tip that said several armed individuals were driving a hummer from Virginia with plans to attack the center.    Footage showed officers spotting and inspecting the vehicle before taking a suspect into custody.
    According to police, while in custody the suspect gave information about a second car that was headed to the convention center. So far, no injuries have been reported and authorities said there is no active threat to the public.
    Meanwhile, the Trump campaign stated it will stand firm in its decision to take legal action against election officials in Pennsylvania and other key battleground states.
    ďWhat is going on in this city?    What are you hiding?Ē    Trump campaign senior advisor Corey Lewandowski questioned.    ďOpen up the doors.    Let us in.    Let us six feet away.    So that we can have a free and fair election
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, with Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski (C R), speaks outside the
Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 5, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
    Trump campaign officials said they will stay in Pennsylvania until they see Philadelphia poll workers process and count every single ballot.    Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi spoke with reporters outside the cityís convention center on Thursday.
    ďItís unbelievable what theyíre trying to do to our votes that have been legally cast,Ē Bondi stated.    ďWhether youíre a Democrat or a Republican, your legal votes must be tabulated.    Theyíre not doing that.    They will not let us see anything
    An appellate court issued an order that granted the campaign access to the building to observe the counting process first-hand.    According to Lewandowski, that court order was defied.
    Campaign officials went on to call the situation ďshamefulĒ and added that they believe ďevery legal vote should be counted and they have a right to look at those votes.Ē    President Trump has since filed an emergency suit in federal court to block the counting unless Republican observers are present.
    This came shortly after the Antrim County Clerkís Office in Michigan reported a major discrepancy with the election program used in it and 33 other counties on November third.
    The office said the vote totals on ďprinted tabulator tapesĒ differed greatly from those on the program, which initially tallied just two votes for GOP Congressional candidate Jack Bergman.    The votes were then counted manually and revealed more than 255,000 votes for Bergman, which gave him a 24 percent lead on his Democrat challenger.
    ďThis makes it look like a kangaroo court,Ē Lewandowski noted.    ďWe deserve better and weíre not leaving until we witness every single vote that transpires in here
    Meanwhile, President Trump has alleged intentional ballot manipulation and filed suits in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada.

11/6/2020 McConnell: Signs Of Economic Recovery Point To Smaller COVID-19 Stimulus by David Morgan
FILE PHOTO: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following
the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that economic statistics, including a 1 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate, showed that Congress should enact a smaller coronavirus stimulus package that is highly targeted at the pandemicís effects.
    The Republican senator told a news conference in Kentucky that the fall to a 6.9% jobless rate, combined with recent evidence of overall economic growth, showed the U.S. economy is experiencing a dramatic recovery.
    ďI think it reinforces the argument that Iíve been making for the last few months, that something smaller Ė rather than throwing another $3 trillion at this issue Ė is more appropriate,Ē McConnell told reporters.
    But his call for a narrow package was quickly rejected by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, who has been working to broker a COVID-19 stimulus deal near the $2 trillion mark with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
    ďIt doesnít appeal to me at all, because they still have not agreed to crush the virus.    If you donít crush the virus, weíre still going to have to be dealing with the consequences of the virus,Ē Pelosi told a news conference on Capitol Hill.
    ďThat isnít anything that we should even be looking at.    It wasnít the right thing before,Ē she added
    Senate Republicans, who oppose a larger package, have twice failed to move forward with smaller legislation worth $500 billion due to Democratic opposition.
    Pelosi insisted that any agreement must include effective support for testing, tracing and vaccine development, as well as aid to state and local governments.    Trump and his Republican allies have balked at Democratic demands for state and local aid, calling it a bailout for Democratic-run states and cities.
(Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
[Does anyone think that the Democrats lost seats in the House against every Republican who ran and no gains in the Senate because the people voted against them for their lack of concern for the Democrats locking down in their states making economy worse there and those people were hurting finacially and put all their attention to get rid of Trump and not sure yet if that will happen.].

11/7/2020 Oil down $1.09 to $37.47, DOW down 67 to 28,323.

11/7/2020 State again tops 2,000 coronavirus cases in day by Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Gov. Andy Beshear reported 2,302 new coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths in Kentucky on Friday.
    This comes a day after the state reported more than 2,000 cases for the first time fairly.    In October, more than 2,000 cases were reported in a day, but a Fayette County backlog was responsible for 1,472. There was no backlog Thursday or Friday.
    ďThese numbers are truly frightening.    I know weíve been in this fight for so long that itís easy to get numb to the scary headlines and high case numbers,Ē Beshear said in a statement.    ďThatís normal.    Itís human nature.    But you have to understand this is the most dangerous COVID-19 has ever been in the commonwealth and it is leading to more of our fellow Kentuckians becoming sick, being hospitalized and dying
    Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Hardin, Warren, Campbell and Bullitt counties accounted for the most cases, Beshearís office said.    ďWe can only get back to normal if we address it head on and that is why I am urging all of you, especially those in red counties, to follow recommendations for reducing the spread in your community,Ē Beshear said in the statement.
    Up from 6.5% Thursday, the positivity rate is now 6.8%.    There are 1,153 people hospitalized, 299 in intensive care units and 158 on ventilators.
    The 10 new deaths are:
Two women, ages 89 and 99, from Hardin County
Two men, ages 88 and 104, from Jessamine County
Two men, ages 72 and 80, from Laurel County
A 76-year-old man from Lyon County
An 82-year-old man from McLean County
A 92-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County
A 38-year-old woman from Todd County
    Kentucky has now lost 1,544 people to the virus, and 20,926 have recovered.    The world has had 49,136,977 cases and 1,239,975 deaths, 235,601 of which are in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins data.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 4,714 new cases, its second day in a row above 4,000.    It also suffered 37 new deaths.    The state has now had 200,000 cases and more than 4,300 deaths.
    Reach news reporter Sarah Ladd at Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah.
ďYou have to understand this is the most dangerous COVID-19 has ever been in the commonwealth.Ē    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
[10 deaths / 2,302 cases = 0.004% if it is below 1% it is good but anything that Beshear continues to spew doom and gloom as all is bad which is more frightening.].

11/7/2020 Trump Administration Advances $10 Billion Defense Sale To UAE Ė Source by Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone
FILE PHOTO: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister
Abdullah bin Zayed display their copies of signed agreements as they participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords,
normalizing relations between Israel and some of its Middle East neighbors, in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern
countries against Iran, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė The U.S. State Department sent Congress an informal notification of plans to sell $10 billion of defense equipment, including precision-guided munitions, non-precision bombs and missiles to the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. congressional aide said on Friday.
    The informal notification about the ordnance, which was sent to lawmakers late on Thursday, came just after President Donald Trumpís administration informed Congress it planned to sell sophisticated armed aerial drones to the UAE, news first reported by Reuters.
    The ordnance sale was first reported by CNN.
    A State Department spokesman declined comment, saying its policy was not to confirm or comment on proposed defense sales until Congress is formally notified.
    Both of the recent informal notifications came on the heels of last weekís notification of a potential sale of F-35 fighter jets to the Middle East country.
    Trump brokered a deal in September in which the UAE forged official ties with Israel.
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committees Ė whose members have criticized UAEís role in civilian deaths in Yemenís civil war Ė review major weapons sales under an informal process before State sends its formal notification to the legislative>     Any deal the United States makes to sell weapons in the Middle East must satisfy decades of agreement with Israel that the U.S.-made equipment must not impair Israelís ďqualitative military edge,Ē guaranteeing U.S. weapons furnished to Israel are ďsuperior in capabilityĒ to those sold to its neighbors.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

11/7/2020 Biden Win Sparks Brief Jubilation For Canada But Choppy Road Still Ahead by David Ljunggren
FILE PHOTO: A woman watches as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
arrive at the First Ministersí meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
    OTTAWA (Reuters) Ė Canada allowed itself a moment of jubilation on Saturday after Joe Bidenís victory in the U.S. presidential election marked the end of four often bruising years with Donald Trump, but the new presidentís agenda means that challenges lie ahead.
    ďI look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the worldís greatest challenges together,Ē Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said shortly after several networks declared Biden the winner.
    Trudeau was one of the first world leaders to Tweet his congratulations to the president-elect.
    Ottawa, traditionally a close U.S. ally, found itself pummeled by Trump, who called Trudeau ďvery dishonest and weak,Ē slapped tariffs on Canadian metals exports and threatened to scrap a continental trade deal that underpins Canadaís economic prosperity.
    Canadaís ruling center-left Liberals have generally had good relations with Democratic administrations in recent decades, but Bidenís principal policies could pose major problems for Canada and Trudeau.
    ďA Biden victory would mean smoother relations with the United States Ö It would be more respectful and that alone would be an improvement,Ē said Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau.
    ďHaving said that, the United States has not only become more inward looking, but has also become more protectionist
    Biden promises a ďBuy AmericaĒ push to spend $400 billion on U.S.-made goods.    This could harm Canada since its economy is highly integrated with that of the United States, which takes 75% of all Canadian goods exports.
    A similar U.S. provision in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis sparked a clash with Ottawa, forcing Canada to go through a lengthy process to secure waivers allowing its companies to take part in U.S. federal procurement contracts.    Biden was vice-president in the Obama administration for eight years starting in January 2009.
    ď(Canada) has to appeal to Americaís self-interest Ö and make the case that the less competitive your procurement is, probably the more costly it might be,Ē said Mark Agnew, head of international policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
    A mid-sized power devoted to multilateralism, Canada found itself isolated as Trump distanced himself from the United Nations, the World Health Organization, NATO and the World Trade Organization.
    Canadian officials say they hope Biden will quickly start to repair the damage.    In particular, Canada wants more U.S. cooperation as it bids to pressure China to change its policy on detaining foreigners.
    In an incident Ottawa calls ďhostage diplomacy,Ē Beijing arrested two Canadian men in 2018, shortly after Vancouver police detained Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.ís Chinese Chief Financial Officer on a U.S. warrant.
    Biden has outlined a $2 trillion plan of environmental investments and other measures that ďwould leave Canada basically in the dust,Ē according to Keith Stewart, a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada.
    Canada, a major energy exporter with no chance of meeting its 2030 climate goals, may have to boost a price on carbon that is already unpopular in some parts of the country, and put more money into electric vehicles.
    Biden is also looking at imposing a carbon adjustment tax on imports from nations deemed not to be doing enough to fight climate change.
    ďHe is aiming for the moon with his green plan and we have to be along for the ride, we canít just go half way,Ē said a Canadian government source, noting that the Democrats would first have to retake the Senate to implement the entire plan.
    But Kergin, Paris and others predict Biden is likely to find his time dominated by domestic challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and race relations.
    ďI think thereís a danger in overestimating just how internationally focused a new Democratic administration would become,Ē Gerry Butts, Trudeauís former chief adviser, told a Huffington Post Canada webcast.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Steve Scherer and Howard Goller)

11/7/2020 ĎNo More Bullyingí: Fresh Start To U.S.-Mexico Relations Eyed Under Biden by Dave Graham
FILE PHOTO: A border wall section, allegedly built with money from Trump supporters who donated in the crowdfunding campaign called
"We Build the Wall," is seen along the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. August 20, 2020.REUTERS /Jose Luis Gonzalez
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė A Joe Biden presidency could reset ties with top U.S. trade partner Mexico that have suffered since Donald Trump made his first White House bid, tarring Mexican migrants as rapists and gun-runners and vowing to keep them out with a border wall.
    Biden, vice president under Barack Obama, was declared victor of the U.S. presidential election by several major television networks on Saturday, despite President Trump filing lawsuits, alleging fraud without providing evidence and saying the race was ďfar from over
    A fixture of U.S. politics for half a century, Biden has pledged to stop construction of Trumpís southwest border wall and pursue a ďhumaneĒ migration policy far more in line with the one espoused by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
    Under Trump, Mexico has had to duck, feint and move quickly to navigate abrupt demands that it stem illegal migration or face having over $600 billion in annual bilateral trade upended.
    Lopez Obrador has nimbly acceded to Trumpís migration dictates, forging an uneasy relationship of some mutual convenience.    In exchange, the Mexican leftist carved out space to change the rules on energy sector investment after the fact.
    Diplomats, politicians and foreign policy experts believe Biden would put brinkmanship and overt coercion behind him.
    ďThere will be no more bullying.    No more using the bully pulpit of the White House to harass Mexico either on the trade agenda or any of the other agendas,Ē said Andres Rozental, a former Mexican deputy foreign minister for North America.
    ďWeíll go back to a more normal relationship.    With problems, and disputes on trade and other things,Ē including security, he said.    ďBut theyíll be dealt with the way they were in the past
    The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Trumpís treatment of Mexico.
    Despite Bidenís conciliatory overtures on migration, Mexican officials acknowledge he will not want to face a sudden surge in migrants.    So Mexico would maintain firm control of its southern border, they say.
    Complicating matters, tensions have bubbled to the surface following the arrest last month of a former Mexican defense minister in Los Angeles on a warrant from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
    Mexico has publicly expressed its displeasure about being kept in the dark about the operation to nab former army chief Salvador Cienfuegos on drug-trafficking charges, and Lopez Obrador this week said he wants to review U.S.-Mexico cooperation on counternarcotics policy.
    ďThis is one of the most direct challenges to the strategic, forward-looking synergistic relationship that had been developing between Mexico and the United States,Ē said Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican ambassador to Washington.
    The row has surfaced at a time when bilateral cooperation on security was already faltering after steady and substantial progress for two to three decades, Sarukhan said.
    Still, it would be better managed under a Biden administration and would ďnot contaminate the whole of the bilateral agenda, simply because of the hands-on experience that Biden has had in the U.S.-Mexico relationship,Ē he added.
PRESSURE ON ENERGY POLICY     Biden also faces pressure to temper Lopez Obradorís drive to empower Mexican state-owned energy companies at the expense of private businesses, which has thrown billions of dollars of foreign investment into doubt.
    More than 40 members of the U.S. Congress, both Republican and Democrat, on Oct. 22 wrote a letter to Trump urging him to take a firmer line with Lopez Obrador on his energy agenda.
    Lopez Obrador argues corrupt past governments skewed the energy market in favor of profiteering private interests, both in oil production and in renewable energy generation Ė an area in which Biden has committed to creating millions of new jobs.
    Both Mexican and U.S. business groups are hoping Biden urges Lopez Obrador to respect their contracts, with related litigation already threatening to create problems for Mexico.
    At the same time, Biden is beholden to trade unions that want to enforce tougher new labor laws under the new Trump-crafted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that is meant to stem the outsourcing of jobs to Mexico.
    That may yet dovetail with Lopez Obradorís priorities, as he has promised to strengthen the rights of workers and improve their pay, overseeing large increases in the minimum wage.
    Lopez Obrador has said he would work with whoever won the election, though he upset some U.S. Democrats by making his only foreign visit as president to Trump at the White House in July, lavishing him with praise Ė footage of which quickly became part of the Americanís re-election campaign propaganda.
    Lopez Obradorís chippiness toward media criticism and tendency to polarize the electorate has drawn comparisons with the U.S. president.    One former Mexican official said Trump had referred in private to Lopez Obrador as ďJuan Trump
    But those close to Lopez Obrador say the Mexican was always wary, viewing Trump as dangerously unpredictable and liable to turn on Mexico at any moment if it suited him.
    Many officials in Mexico are privately looking forward to diplomatic business returning to more traditional, institutional pathways.
    ďNo (U.S.) party is peaches and cream for Mexico,Ē said Gabriela Cuevas, a congresswoman and foreign policy specialist in Lopez Obradorís governing National Regeneration Movement (MORENA).    But Biden looks set to be far more committed to promoting a multilateral, environmental agenda than climate-skeptic Trump, which will benefit Mexico in the long-run, Cuevas said.
    ďIt will be good to have someone much more concerned about whatís going on in the planet at the head of a country as important as the United States,Ē she said.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Tom Brown)

11/7/2020 UK PM Johnson Congratulates Joe Biden On U.S. Election Win
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the East Midlands, amid the outbreak of the
coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Leicester, Britain, November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/Pool
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden on winning the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, saying he looked forward to working closely on their shared priorities.
    ďCongratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement,Ē Johnson said in a statement.
    ďThe U.S. is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security
    British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also sent his congratulations, adding that while some processes were still playing out, it was clear that Biden had won.
    ďIt was a close contest and @realDonaldTrump fought hard,Ē he wrote on Twitter.    ďLooking forward to working with the new administration Ė the UK-US friendship has always been a force for good in the world
(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Catherine Evans and Clelia Oziel)

11/7/2020 Trump Campaign Wonít Rest Until US Has Honest Vote Count by OAN Newsroom
Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani, speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company
on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump claims Joe Biden is rushing to claim victory in the election and the media is helping him.
    In a statement Saturday, the President said Biden hasnít been certified as the winner of any states, let alone the contested ones or ones with legal challenges. He said legal votes decide who is President, not the news media.
    On Monday, the Trump campaign will start prosecuting its case in court to ensure the rightful winner is seated.    President Trump said he wonít rest until the American people have the honest count they deserve and that democracy demands.
    Meanwhile, President Trumpís legal team discovered hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania ballots have allegedly been defrauded.
    The Presidentís personal attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke to reporters on Saturday and announced the Trump campaign has overpowering evidence for widespread voter fraud in the state.    Giuliani added their investigators spoke with over 50 poll watchers who were denied entrance into Philadelphia polling stations and are reportedly willing to testify on the issue.
    Of the few Republican pollsters who did make it through, Giuliani said most witnessed what they called ďwidespread fraud.Ē The former New York City mayor blamed Democrat leadership.
    ďDemocrat officials here, in a city thatís been Democratic for 60 years and has a very long history of voter fraudÖ,Ē stated Giuliani.    ďInstead of going to a high degree of care to allow inspections of the mail-in ballots, there was no inspection of a single mail-in ballot
    President Trumpís legal team reiterated their plan to bring multiple lawsuits to Pennsylvania and other battleground states on Monday.

11/7/2020 Eric Trump Accuses DNC Of Spamming Voter Fraud Hotline by OAN Newsroom
Eric Trump, son of U.S. President Donald Trump, pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Eric Trump sounded the alarm on the Democrat National Convention and accused the left of blocking citizensí ability to report voting irregularities.
    In a tweet shared Friday, the Presidentís son accused the DNC of attempting to hijack the Trump campaignís ďvoter fraud hotline,Ē and said they may have something to hide.
    He added the spam calls were blocking thousands of complaints the Trump campaign has been receiving.    This came as President Trump continued to argue Democratsí are stealing the election by committing mass voter fraud.

11/7/2020 President Trump Supporters Take To Streets Of Pa., Ga. And Mich. by OAN Newsroom
Hundreds of President Trump supporters gather in the state capital of Pennsylvania after the projected outcome
of the election on November 07, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    President Trump supporters are taking to the streets of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan in protest over the election.
    Citizens of those battleground states have flooded the streets, holding Trump-Pence signs and rooting for ďfour more years.Ē    Demonstrators were also seen reciting the pledge of allegiance and singing patriotic songs.    They said the mainstream media has called the election too early.
    ďSo, my reaction personally is I think itís a little premature,Ē Trump supporter and Georgia resident James Wilson stated.    ďIt just sounds like thereís going to be multiple states with recounts and an awful lot of litigation.    So, Iím just hopeful that everybody stays calm and the country waits to see how that transpires
    Many are drawing comparisons between this election to the Gore v Bush election where lawsuits went on for six weeks.

11/7/2020 Pa. Sen. Corman: Dem Leadersí Actions Brought Election Into The Question by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by ANGELA WEISS, MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman accused the state governor and Secretary of State of ďtipping the scalesĒ in favor of Democrat candidate Joe Biden.
    In an interview Friday, Sen. Corman said Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar have compromised the integrity of the election.
    While he admitted he didnít have proof of election tampering, he pointed to their actions, noting poll-watchers were prevented from observing the voting and counting process.
    He noted if the governor had allowed everyone to watch, they would have more faith in the results.
    ďWhat we didnít want was a disputed election.    Unfortunately, the actions of the Department of State have brought that into question,Ē Sen. Corman noted.    ďTheyíve spent the last few monthsÖ doing everything they can to take away the security of the process
    The Trump campaign general counsel said there were ďmany irregularitiesĒ in the Pennsylvania vote count.
    The attorney said the campaign had been deprived of valuable time and denied the transparency theyíre entitled to under state law.

11/7/2020 Portland Man Accused Of Distributing ISIS Propaganda by OAN Newsroom
The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC. (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images)
    A Portland, Oregon man has been arrested after distributing propaganda for the Islamic State.
    Hawazen Mothafar was arrested Thursday after federal authorities accused him of calling for violent jihad in America in an online newspaper.
    Mothafar has allegedly provided a wide variety of material for a pro-ISIS media site for the past five years, of which include an article on ďeffective stabbing techniques
    So far, he has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which consist of five counts indicting him for conspiracy to provide material support for a terrorist organization.


    As you can see they are still counting votes in the states that they assumed they won and some states had to do recounts.
    If Biden loses Arizona 11, Nevada 6, Pennsylvania 20 he will be at 253.
    If Trump gains Alaska 3, Arizona 11, Georgia 16, North Carolina 15, and Pennsylvamia 20 he will be at 279

11/7/2020 GOP Reactions Come In To Media Calling Election Result by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Republicans are offering their thoughts on mainstream mediaís calling the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.
    GOP senators, congressmen and leading Republicans have expressed their thoughts on the mainstream media calling the election.
    On Saturday, their reactions mostly came in through Twitter with many rallying around President Trump and a few Republicans actually extending their hand to Biden.
    Among them was Utah Senator Mitt Romney (R-Mass.), who said he and his wife congratulate Biden and Kamala Harris.
    On the other hand, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to Twitter to warn against ďsome republicans who are ready to throw in the towel now
    ďThere is no future for the Republican party if we donít stand and fight for President Trump in this critical moment,Ē Gaetz said.
    Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pointed to the hypocrisy of the Democrat party, who in 2016 accused Russia of interfering in the election and would not accept the results, but in 2020 are slamming anyone who raises questions about election integrity.
    A large part of the GOP response pointed out the media is not the one who gets to make the call regarding the President-Elect.
    Tweets from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and congressmen Brian Babin (R-Texas), John Rose (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) all noted the media doesnít determine who the President is, rather the people and the law do.
    Their comments echoed similar comments by Rudy Giuliani (R-N.Y.) in a news conference earlier Saturday.
    ďDonít be ridiculous,Ē Giuliani stated.    ďNetworks donít get to decide elections.    Courts do
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (R-Mich.) both called for time to count valid votes and for the legal process to play out.
    In the hours after the mediaís call, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would investigate ďall credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct
    Graham added heíd received a sworn affidavit from the Trump campaign alleging a Pennsylvania postmaster told workers he was back-dating ballots to Election Day, despite the ballots coming in after the deadline.

11/7/2020 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo To Increase National Guard Presence At N.Y. Airports by OAN Newsroom
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered additional National Guard presence at airports around the Empire State in an effort to better ensure travelers to the state do not have COVID-19.
    Gov. Cuomo announced the increase of National Guard troops Friday and urged people not to land in the state unless they have proof they have tested negative for the virus.
    Travelers who do not have proof of a negative test must quarantine for 14 days while those with proof only have to isolate for three days.    The move comes ahead of the holiday season as the state continues to battle the coronavirus.

11/7/2020 GOP Leaders Question Election Integrity In Mich. by OAN Newsroom
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during the Trump Victory press conference on November 6, 2020
in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.    McDaniel spoke about the status of the election and intentions of pursuing
allegations of ballot mishandling in Michigan and across the country. (Photo by Elaine Cromie/Getty Images)
    GOP leaders in Michigan are working to sort-out voter irregularities in the 2020 presidential race.
    The RNC announced they are investigating allegations of voter fraud in multiple states.    In a press release Friday, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated the RNC will probe issues with vote counting and tabulation, wanting to preserve the integrity of the election process.
    ďToday we announce the RNC has deployed legal teams in 4 states, including Michigan, to investigate clear irregularities with vote counting and tabulation in those states,Ē McDaniel said.    ďThey will work with state and local authorities to ensure that a legal count is conducted in accordance with each stateís laws and that every vote is counted
    The chairwoman went on to further slam the mainstream media for calling some battleground states too early and stated they acted hastily and were irrational.
    She also brought up claims of Michigan poll watchers being denied entry into vote-counting centers while having their visibility blocked from the inside.
    One report stated Democrat election officials used pizza boxes and cardboard in order to cover up the windows of the counting center.
    ďRepublican poll-watchers were denied their legal right to monitor the election and purposely kept in the dark, both literally and figuratively, with poll workers blocking windows and padlocking doors,Ē McDaniel stated.    ďThere are hundreds of reports of our poll-watchers being intimidated, unable to do their job
    McDaniel concluded her remarks by urging Democrats to join Republicans in ensuring the integrity of this presidential election, calling for bipartisanship when determining election law.
[They found in Michigan that 6,000 votes for Republican were changed to Democrats count and the Domino Software used here has been used in multiple state polling centers.].

11/8/2020 Kentuckyís virus positivity rate rises by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the highest COVID-19 positivity rate the state has seen since the beginning of May, as well as the highest number of new cases on a Saturday.
    Beshear announced 2,162 new coronavirus cases and 17 more deaths linked to the pandemic.
    'As Kentuckians we need to come together right now,' Beshear said in a statement.    'We need everyone wearing a mask, following the red zone recommendations and other guidance, like limiting travel and social distancing, so that we can stop this alarming escalation of cases.'
    Case counts have surged in Kentucky along with the rest of the nation over the past several weeks, and positivity rates have shown the higher counts are not simply a result of increased testing.
    Kentuckyís positivity rate climbed Saturday to 7.17%, the highest itís been since May 5, according to state data.
    The commonwealth has now seen 119,661 cases of the coronavirus and 1,561 deaths (0.013%).
    There were 1,129 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday, including 289 patients in an intensive care unit and 149 on a ventilator.
    Hospitalizations have been increasing with the case counts, a situation Dr. Steven Stack, Kentuckyís public health commissioner, called 'alarming and deeply concerning.'
    'Now is a critical time for Kentuckians to work together to defeat this virus by following the recommendations meant to slow and limit new cases ó socially distance, wear masks and practice good hand hygiene,' Stack said in a statement.    'We are all in this together, and we can only stop further spread of the virus by working together.'
Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[17 deaths / 2,162 cases = 0.008%.].

11/8/2020 3 quakes shake Alaskaís largest city, but no damage reported
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Ė Three earthquakes early Saturday shook Alaskaís largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage.    The strongest of the three, at magnitude 5.0, was recorded just before 3:30 a.m.    The Alaska Earthquake Center said that was followed by a magnitude 3.9 quake minutes later.    The third earthquake was magnitude 4.4 and was recorded just after 6 a.m.    All three quakes were centered about 20 miles north of Anchorage.    All were located at depths of about 25 miles.

11/8/2020 Global Uncertainty Could Risk World War Three Ė UK Military Chief
FILE PHOTO: British Army General Sir Nick Carter is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė Current global uncertainty and anxiety amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could risk another world war, the head of Britainís armed forces has warned.
    In an interview aired to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, the annual commemorations for those who have been killed and wounded in conflict, Nick Carter, Britainís Chief of the Defence Staff, said an escalation in regional tensions and errors of judgement could ultimately lead to widespread conflict.
    ďI think we are living at a moment in time where the world is a very uncertain and anxious place and of course, the dynamic of global competition is a feature of our lives as well, and I think the real risk we have with quite a lot of the regional conflicts that are gong on at the moment, is you could see escalation lead to miscalculation,Ē Carter told Sky News.
    Asked if that meant there was a genuine threat of another world war, Carter replied: ďIím saying itís a risk and we need to be conscious of those risks
    Carter, who became the British military chief in 2018, said it was important to remember those who had died in previous wars as a warning to those who might repeat past mistakes.
    ďIf you forget about the horror of war, then the great risk I think is that people might think that going to war is a reasonable thing to do,Ē he said.
    ďWe have to remember that history might not repeat itself but it has a rhythm, and if you look back at the last century, before both world wars, I think it was unarguable that there was escalation which led to the miscalculation which ultimately led to war at a scale we would hopefully never see again
(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Catherine Evans)

11/8/2020 U.S. Allies Greet Biden As Next President Despite Trump Refusal To Concede by Thomas Escritt, Michael Holden and David Ljunggren
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice
President Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during the
largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
    BERLIN/LONDON/OTTAWA (Reuters) Ė Some of the United Statesí biggest and closest allies quickly congratulated Joe Biden on his presidential election victory on Saturday even though Donald Trump, with whom several have had rocky relations, had yet to concede.
    Germany, Canada and France, which have had strained ties with the Trump administration despite being its G7 and NATO partners, were among the first to recognise Bidenís victory, soon after major U.S. television networks declared it.
    ďI look forward to future cooperation with President Biden,Ē German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement on Twitter.    ďOur transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time
    Merkelís finance minister, Olaf Scholz, went further, suggesting a Biden administration could mark a reset of trans-Atlantic ties.
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he looked forward to tackling ďthe worldís greatest challengesĒ with the new administration, including climate change, an issue with which many nations have argued over with Trump.
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has had a much smoother relationship with Trump, also picked up the theme of climate change in congratulating Biden.
    ďThe U.S. is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security
    Washington formally quit the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions on Wednesday, fulfilling a pledge by Trump to withdraw the worldís second-largest emitter from the pact. Biden has promised to rejoin the agreement if elected.
    ďThe Americans have chosen their President,Ē French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.    ďWe have a lot to do to overcome todayís challenges. Letís work together!Ē
    Many leaders did not mention Trump, but Spainís far-left deputy prime minister, Pablo Iglesias, said his departure as president would leave the far right weakened around the world.
    ďTrump is confirmed to have lost the election.    This is good news for the planet, as the global far right loses its most powerful political asset,Ē Iglesias tweeted.
    Ireland, where Biden traces his family roots, called him the 46th U.S. President, despite Trump accusing Biden of ďrushing to falsely pose as the winner.Ē    Trump has complained of electoral fraud without providing evidence.
    ďIreland takes pride in Joe Bidenís election, just as we are proud of all the generations of Irish women and Irish men and their ancestors whose toil and genius have enriched the diversity that powers America,Ē Prime Minister Micheal Martin said in a statement.
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi singled out Bidenís running mate, Kamala Harris, in his congratulatory tweet.    Harris, whose mother emigrated from India, becomes the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest U.S. office of Vice-President.
    ďYour success is path-breaking and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans,Ē Modi wrote, using the Tamil word for ďauntsĒ which Harris had used when she accepted the Democratic Partyís VP nomination.
    Egypt, one of Washingtonís biggest allies in the Middle East, also congratulated Biden, as did Lebanon, which has had fraught relations with the United States.
    On Friday, the Trump administration-imposed sanctions on Gibran Bassil, the leader of Lebanonís biggest Christian political bloc and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, accusing him of corruption and ties to armed Shiíite group Hezbollah.
    Aoun said on Twitter that he hoped the balance in Lebanese-American relations would return under a Biden administration.
    Some nations with closer ties to Trump were quiet on Saturday night or reluctant to proclaim Biden as president-elect, though Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison paid thanks to Trump at the end of his congratulations to Biden.
    Polish President Andrzej Duda congratulated Biden on running ďa successful presidential campaignĒ and said Poland would maintain a high-quality strategic partnership with Washington as ďwe await the nomination by the Electoral CollegeĒ
    Russia, though, gave no immediate comment. U.S. intelligence officials accuse the Kremlin of intervening in the 2016 campaign to help Trump get elected ó allegations that it denies.
    In the run-up to the vote, President Vladimir Putin seemed to hedge his bets, frowning on Bidenís anti-Russian rhetoric but welcoming his comments on nuclear arms control.    Putin also defended Bidenís son, Hunter, against criticism from Trump.
    Israeli and Saudi governments, whose leaders are among the closest Trump allies in the Middle East, were also quiet ó as was Hungaryís Viktor Orban, who had endorsed Trumpís re-election bid and accused Bidenís Democrats of ďmoral imperialism
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no immediate comment, and a picture of him and Trump remained at the top of the hawkish Israeli leaderís Facebook page.
    Pakistanís Prime Minister Imran Khan said he looked forward to work with Biden on seeking peace in neighbouring Afghanistan.
    The Trump administration has been drawing down U.S. troops from Afghanistan in a deal with Taliban insurgents, which Kabul and its allies have long regarded as backed by Pakistan.
(Reporting by Michael Holden in London, Thomas Escritt and Andreas Rink in Berlin, David Ljunggren in Ottawa, Jessica Jones in Madrid, Graham Fahy in Dublin, Elizabeth Pineau and Leigh Thomas in Paris, Ahmed Tolba, Laila Bassam and Mohamed Hendawy in Cairo, Justyna Pawlak, Joanna Plucinska and Anna Koper in Warsaw, Andrew Osborn in Moscow, Euan Rocha in Mumbai and Colin Packham in Sydney; Writing by Mark Bendeich; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

11/8/2020 Giuliani: Team Trump To File 4 To 5 Lawsuits Targeting Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
(L to R) Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with President Donald Trump before
their meeting at Trump International Golf Club (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Rudy Giuliani is ramping up the legal battle against suspected voter fraud committed by the Democrat party.
    On Sunday, President Trumpís attorney said the Trump campaign will likely file four or five more lawsuits by the end of the week.    These would call into question allegations of fraudulent ballots, removals of poll-watchers and ballot dumping; all of which could have given an unfair advantage to Joe Biden.
    Biden has declared himself president-elect although the vote-tabulation process is still underway.    Giuliani said President Trump is right not to concede the election.
    ďIf this were a fair process, even by Fox, that would have been called for him [Trump],Ē Giuliani stated.    ďParticularly since they called Virginia very early on with a very small sample of the vote.    With Trump actually ahead in Virginia, they called it for Biden.    Only Fox did
    Giuliani expects these formal complaints to start being filed as soon as Monday.
[I hope that Giuliani does it to the Left since they have condemned everything that he has brought to light of corruption by the left for the last 4 years and they have downplayed it using the fake news press and big tech as you can see above they are censoring him, so hopefully the God in heaven will turn the tide on these anti-Christ and save the remaining Christians from their attacks for the next 4 years or to my August 2022 prediction as in my Chapter 8 of my website and book.].

11/8/2020 Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee Will Probe Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on December 20, 2018
in Washington, DC. Graham and Sen. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will investigate the alleged widespread voter fraud occurring in the 2020 election.    The South Carolina senator issued a statement Saturday and said he received an affidavit from a Pennsylvania USPS worker corroborating claims of illegal vote-counting in the state.
    The affidavit contained statements claiming postal supervisors planned to count backdated election ballots mailed after November third.
    Senator Graham said he will be tapping the Department of Justice to assist in investigating the claim, which he believes to be authentic.
[He had a tough election as the left attacked him for the Comey Barrett Supreme Court addition and the polls had him losing by a lot but the people saw through that lie and voted for him.].

11/8/2020 Wis. Election Changes Put Ballots Into Question by OAN Newsroom
Election officials begin counting absentee ballots at City Hall on November 03, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Election changes by Wisconsin election supervisors potentially put tens of thousands of ballots into question.
    According to reports on Sunday, supervisors made three substantial changes to the ballots.
    This included allowing local county election clerks to fill in missing addresses, exempting 200,000 citizens from voter ID rules due to the pandemic, and failing to purge 130,000 names from outdated voter rolls.
    The changes could open the door for the courts to intervene on behalf of President Trump.
    Wisconsinís attorney general dismissed claims of voting irregularities late last week however, the Speaker of the House has called for an investigation into concerns of voter fraud.

11/8/2020 S.D. Gov. Noem: Americans Deserve Fair Election by OAN Newsroom
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she believes Joe Bidenís path to the presidency was littered with ďillegal activities
    During an interview Sunday, Noem said celebrations for Biden are premature because we are not done counting votes for the presidential race.
    She cited the recount during the Gore v Bush race in 2000 and said President Trump deserves his ďday in courtĒ amid his campaignís legal action in multiple battleground states.
    ďPeople have signed legal documentsÖ affidavits stating they saw illegal activity,Ē Noem said.    ďThat is why we need to have this conversation in court.    The New York Times itself said there were clerical errors.    We had in Michigan Republican votes that changed to Democrat votes, in Pennsylvania why is everybody so scared just to have a fair election and find out?Ē
    Noem said it is important to give the more than 70 million Americans who voted for President Trump peace of mind that the results of the election are legitimate.

11/8/2020 President Trump: The Election Is Far From Over by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    While the media tries to present Joe Biden as the countryís leader, President Trump is waiting for accurate and valid results.    Democrats are celebrating what could be a false victory as the President and his team prepare for a legal battle over the results of the 2020 presidential election.
    President Trump took photos with a new bride at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia when mainstream media called the presidential race for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.
    He responded to the news on Twitter and said he had won 71 million legal votes, adding this is the most ever for a sitting president.
    The President also called the legitimacy of the race into question, pointing to election observers being barred from the counting rooms.
    The Trump campaign refused to acknowledge the results as they have several pending lawsuits in states like Georgia and Arizona and a few states have already called for recounts. The litigation in Arizona for example aims to have election officials review overvoted ballots cast in person because the campaign claims Maricopa County incorrectly rejected votes cast by in-person voters on Election Day.
    President Trump plans to begin prosecuting their case in court on Monday and added he will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that democracy demands. He simply said this election is far from over.

11/8/2020 Left-Wing Crowds Continue To Gather Outside White House by OAN Newsroom
People dance at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as others celebrate on November 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Leftist crowds continued to gather near the White House after mainstream media outlets called the presidential race for Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON, DC Ė NOVEMBER 08: People dance at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House
as others celebrate on November 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    On Sunday, demonstrators gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza for a second day to celebrate Bidenís supposed win over President Trump.
    This came a day after White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany criticized liberals for gathering en-masse despite the corona-virus pandemic, saying theyíre participating in ďsuper-spreaderĒ events.
    The President has vowed to contest the results of the election in the Supreme Court and has claimed the election was stolen from him through voter fraud.

11/8/2020 Homicide Rates Rising In Washington D.C. by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    The homicide rate in the nationís capital is rising.
    According to recent reports, the homicide rate in Washington D.C. has increased 18 percent from 2019 although overall crime rates have decreased.
    In total, there have been 170 reported homicides in D.C. so far this year in comparison to just 144 in total for all of 2019.
    Community leaders in DC said the effects of the ongoing pandemic and social unrest have made it difficult to mediate the conflict.
(Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)
    ďIn the same way we have a vision zero plan for pedestrian fatalities we got to have a vision zero plan around homicides in our city,Ē No Murders D.C. founder David Bowers said.
    Along with the increase in homicides, aggravated assaults have also reportedly increased by 14 percent in 2020.

11/8/2020 LAPD Downsizing Special Units, Pulling Back Response by OAN Newsroom
Los Angeles Police Department officers kneel during a rally led by Baptist Ministers to City Hall
on June 2, 2020 in memory of George Floyd. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Los Angeles Police Department is pulling back the number of officers in certain divisions as a result of budget cuts.
    According to reports, theyíre undergoing a ďbroad reorganizationĒ by cutting officers from manning station desks over the weekends, no longer responding to minor hit-and-runs and reducing the size of its air support division.
    Cuts will also be made to the departmentís robbery, homicide, gang and narcotics divisions.
    In June, the Los Angeles City Council cut the policeís budget by $150 million in the face of anti-police protests.
Demonstrators protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd on May 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images)
    In the meantime, homicides have reportedly risen 25 percent in the city which puts LA on its way to pass 300 killings for the first time in 11 years.

11/9/2020 Kentucky tops its highest weekly COVID-19 total by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced another record-high total of new COVID-19 cases reported in a single week, topping the previous weekís record by almost 500 cases.
    Beshear reported 1,177 cases of the coronavirus Sunday, putting the state above the previous weekís total of 11,700 cases.    Kentucky has seen 120,838 COVID- 19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
    ďThis virus is spreading in communities in every corner of the commonwealth, and everyone, from our businesses and schools to individuals, must do their part to stop the spread and save lives,Ē Beshear said in a statement.
    Beshear also announced four more coronavirus-related deaths Sunday, bringing Kentuckyís total to 1,565.
    Kentuckyís positivity rate was at 7.24% ó the highest itís been in more than six months.
    There were 1,102 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 Sunday, including 279 in an intensive care unit and 148 on a ventilator.
    With Sundayís record-breaking report, Beshear asked Kentuckians in the 80 red zone counties to follow the extra recommendations for areas with more than 25 daily new cases per 100,000 people.
    ďWithout each of us doing our part, the rampant spread will continue to take more Kentuckians,Ē Beshear said.    ďLetís come together as Team Kentucky to defeat this virus
    Dr. Steven Stack, Kentuckyís public health commissioner, encouraged people to remember the basics of COVID-19: ďthe more we have contact with each other, the more transmissions weíre going to see
    ďSo please avoid social gatherings, maintain a social distance of at least six feet, wear a mask and wash your hands thoroughly,Ē Stack said in a statement.    ďNow is not the time to let your guard down. We must maintain our vigilance
    Indiana reported 4,689 new cases and 36 more deaths Sunday, bringing its totals to 210,374 cases and 4,383 deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[4 deaths / 1,565 cases = 0.002% lower than ever and Beshear keeps getting lower than ever.].

11/9/2020 Earthquake felt across southern New England
    BOSTON Ė The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning but didnít cause any significant damage, authorities said.    The 3.6 magnitude quake centered offź the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards Bay struck just after 9 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Surveyís National Earthquake Information Center.    It hit at a depth of a little more than 9.3 miles and was felt across Massachusetts and Rhode Island and into Connecticut and Long Island, New York.

11/9/2020 Latino Democrats Tell Mexican President To Get With The Program And Back Biden by Anthony Esposito
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to the media during a news conference in Villa Hermosa,
in Tabasco state, Mexico November 7, 2020. Press Office Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador/Handout via REUTERS
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė The Mexican presidentís hesitation over congratulating Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential election win drew flack from several Latino Democratic lawmakers, warning it risked souring a restart to bilateral ties after years of tension under Donald Trump.
    In an apparent bid to avoid friction with Trump, who has often used Mexico as a veritable political piŮata, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that he was going to wait until ďall the legal matters have been resolvedĒ before commenting on the results of the U.S. election.
    Democratic Texas lawmaker Joaquin Castro, head of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committeeís oversight subcommittee, took to Twitter to categorize the move as ďa stunning diplomatic failure
    Lopez Obradorís decision comes ďat a time when the incoming Biden administration is looking to usher in a new era of friendship and cooperation with Mexico,Ē said Castro, who was a member of President Barack Obamaís cabinet.
    A Biden presidency is seen as a chance to reset ties under stress since Trump made his first White House bid, tarring Mexican migrants as rapists and gun-runners and vowing to keep them out with a border wall.
    Castro was one of at least a half dozen Democratic lawmakers who criticized the Mexican president, including Arizona state senator Martin Quezada who said ďthis is beyond disappointing
    Mexicoís foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said the government had been in touch with Bidenís and Trumpís teams in recent hours and would remain in contact in the coming days.
    ďWhether itís keeping the (relationship) with Trump or establishing it with Biden, who has known President Lopez Obrador since 2012, the objective will be to have the best possible relationship,Ē Ebrard was quoted as saying by local newspaper Reforma.
    Ebrard said Mexicoís ties to the United States were strategic, and that Lopez Obrador had demonstrated since taking office how seriously he took the bilateral relationship.
    Lopez Obrador has needed to walk a fine line with Trump, whose term is scheduled to end on Jan. 20. Under Trumpís administration, Mexico has had to navigate abrupt demands to stem illegal migration or face trade tariffs.
    Lopez Obrador came into office in late 2018 promising a more humane touch with the tens of thousands of migrants, mostly Central Americans fleeing from entrenched violence and poverty, that traverse Mexico to get to the U.S. southern border.
    But after Trump threatened to upend $600 billion in annual bilateral trade with Mexico, Lopez Obrador used the newly created National Guard military police to help stem the flow of migrants and acquiesced to have migrants wait for their U.S. court dates on Mexican soil.
    ďAMLO has been a co-conspirator in Donald Trumpís efforts to undermine the human rights of vulnerable asylum seekers,Ē said Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, using an acronym for Lopez Obradorís name.
    His reluctance to comment on the U.S. election results stands in contrast to the wave of congratulations for Biden from other world leaders despite Trumpís protests that the election is not over.
    Trump has filed a raft of lawsuits to challenge the election results, but electoral officials in states across the country say there has been no evidence of significant fraud, and legal experts say Trumpís efforts are unlikely to succeed.
    ďPresident Lopez Obrador, American voters have spoken and Joe Biden is our President Elect.    He won fair and square.    Donít get left behind by the train,Ē warned Mexican-born Congressman Jesus ďChuyĒ Garcia.
(Reporting by Anthony Esposito, Dave Graham and Frank Jack Daniel; Additional reporting by Raul Cortes Fernandez, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Kenneth Maxwell)

11/9/2020 European Leaders To Discuss Initiative Against Islamist Extremism: Sources
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting in
Berlin, Germany, November 4, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via REUTERS
    BERLIN (Reuters) Ė German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take part in a phone call with other European leaders to discuss an initiative against Islamist extremism on Tuesday, two participants in a call with her CDU party leadership said.
    Austria and France have been hit by deadly attacks in recent weeks, which their leaders have described as ďterroristĒ acts.
    Participants in the call will include Franceís President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, EU Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, the sources told Reuters on Monday.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Caroline Copley; writing by Kirsti Knolle; editing by Thomas Seythal)

11/9/2020 Germany: Biden Wonít Focus On NATO Defence Spending Target As Much As Trump
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden leaves after a church service in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
    BERLIN (Reuters) Ė German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Monday that not everything would change under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden but much would get better.
    U.S. President Donald Trump has frequently complained that Germany has failed to raise defence spending to 2% of economic output as mandated by the NATO military alliance.    Maas said he did not think that the spending target would be in focus as much under Biden as under Trump.
    Maas said the argument over defence spending would not end under Biden but would be conducted in a different style.
(Reporting by Michelle Adair; editing by Thomas Seythal)
[Germany does not want to pay their fair share of NATO so Biden will cave in to them and God help us what else he will do to our great defense system is the best in the world today.].

11/9/2020 Biden Plans To Meet With Governors To Initiate Nationwide Mask Mandates by OAN Newsroom
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden takes off his face mask as he
arrives to speak, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    Joe Biden has plans to implement nationwide mask mandates if elected president.    Over the weekend, he updated his Ďday oneí administration priorities.    This came after multiple mainstream media outlets declared him the winner of the election.
    The Democratís first stated goal would be to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.    His plans include expanding testing, distribution of personal protective equipment and petitioning all governors to issue mask mandates.
    During a town hall event in October, Biden already admitted he wouldnít be able to order a sweeping mandate and would, instead, need to get all governors to agree.
    ďI would go out and I would call all the governors to the White House, some probably wouldnít come,Ē he stated.    ďAnd Iíd call the governors and Iíd say to the mayors as well as the county executives, take responsibility and lay out the guidelines
    Bidenís plan calls for all Americans to wear masks while around people from outside their households.    He said if he failed to convince governors to implement those restrictions then he would speak with local officials as well.
    As of now, 33 states have requirements for wearing masks in public.    This includes Washington, D.C., President Trump has been critical of mask mandates.    He said those as well as lockdown measures could cripple the economy.

11/9/2020 Supporters Of President Trump Amass In Pa. To Protest Election by OAN Newsroom
A man sets up flags as supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where vote counting continues,
in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, two days after the 2020 election was called for Democrat Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
    Hundreds of President Trumpís supporters flocked to Pennsylvania to contest the election results in which they believe are rigged.
    Over the weekend, supporters gathered and chanted the slogan ďStop the StealĒ in reference to allegations of voter fraud, which favored Democrat Joe Biden.
    The President and many of his followers claimed numerous cases of fraudulent ballots, including tossing out ballots that were for President Trump and adding ballots for Biden.
    On Friday, the group was joined by GOP congressmen Jim Jordan of Ohio and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.
    ďWeíre not asking for too much, we want the ballots and the votes that are counted to be legal, to be valid,Ē Rep. Perry explained.    ďWe want them to be set, to have a postmark on them either on or before Election Day not after Election Day
    The Trump administration has said for months the increased use of mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud across the nation and has promised legal action in several swing states within the upcoming weeks.

11/9/2020 President Trump Taps New Head Of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Neil Chatterjee, then-chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
answers questions during a Reuters interview in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS/Jim Bourg)
    President Trump is making some changes among high-level White House officials, starting with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    Last week, the Trump administration removed Neil Chatterjee as chairman of the FERC.    As a result, the President went on to name commissioner James Danly as his replacement.
    Danly will go on to oversee interstate transmission of electricity and regulate the commissionís energy infrastructure projects.
    Earlier this year, he was nominated by President Trump to serve as commissioner for the agency before being confirmed by the Senate in March.    During floor remarks, ranking Senate members offered their support for Danly and praised his qualifications.
    It remains unclear why the President moved to demote Chatterjee, but reports speculate opposition to coal and fossil fuels as well as a push for recognition of so-called climate change.
    Meanwhile, Chatterjee will remain on the commission until his term ends in June of 2021.

11/9/2020 House Majority Whip: ĎDefund The Policeí Slogan Hurt Democrats In Elections by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina introduces U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison at an election watch party at Hunter-Gatherer at
Curtiss Wright Hangar in Columbia, SC., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Harrison conceded the election to incumbent Lindsey Graham. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)
    The Democrat House Majority Whip recently admitted that the slogan ďdefund the policeĒ hurt the chances of winning for left-wing candidates in the recent elections.
    While speaking with reporters on Sunday, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn said while the phrase was likely not the only reason Democrats lost house seats, he believes it played a major role.
    In an interview with CNN, Clyburn also said the slogan dealt a blow to the Black Lives Matter movement.    He compared the phrase ďburn baby burnĒ used during riots in the 1960ís, which he said was a major setback for him and the late congressman John Lewis in getting civil rights laws passed.
    ďAnd so we saw the same thing happening here, so I spoke against the slogan and I feel very strongly,Ē he stated.    ďWe canít pick up these things just because it makes a good headlineÖit sometimes destroys headway
    Clyburn added, the left needs to focus on what would help make actual changes.

11/9/2020 Italyís National Unity Splinters In Face Of COVID-19 Second Wave by Gavin Jones and Emilio Parodi
FILE PHOTO: An empty Via della Conciliazione street and St Peter's Church are seen following the imposition of a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., as part of
tougher measures to tackle the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
    MILAN/ROME (Reuters) Ė Italy won plaudits for its discipline and unity in fighting the Western worldís first coronavirus outbreak in the spring, but that sense of common purpose is unravelling in the face of the second wave.
    Despite a surge in infections and deaths, Italians who stoically accepted a blanket national lockdown in March are now less willing to respect far less rigid restrictions, egged on by local politicians at odds with the government in Rome.
    Italy last week became the sixth country in the world to surpass 40,000 COVID-19 fatalities.    Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has progressively tightened measures to try to stem the trend, calibrating them around the country according to local infection rates, but so far with little success.
    The industrial northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont have been hit by the most stringent curbs, with bars, restaurants and most shops and services closed, and an order to stay at home other than for work and essential needs.
    Yet a stroll around Lombardyís capital Milan when the norms came into force on Friday showed many people flouting them, with lines of striking taxi drivers and people sipping their morning coffees in front of open cafes.
    ďIn March I lost my dad to COVID but I am not afraid of the virus for me or my loved ones now, I am much more afraid for my company,Ē says 46-year-old Tiziana Sette, who has had to close down the gym she runs in Milan for the second time this year.
    Sette says she has received none of the grants the government promised to businesses hit by the lockdowns and is worried that even when she is allowed to reopen she will never regain the number of customers needed to stay in business.
    Unlike in the spring, the latest measures imposed by Conte have met frequent protests in cities around the country, where modest numbers of sometimes violent demonstrators have let off firecrackers and clashed with police.
    Similar protests have been seen in France, Spain and other European countries hammered by soaring infections and tough lockdown measures.
    Italy was Europeís most sluggish economy even before COVID-19 hit, and the latest closures leave its official forecast of a 9% drop in output this year looking optimistic.
    Despite a government-imposed freeze on dismissals, some 330,000 jobs were lost between February Ė when Italyí outbreak began Ė and September, according to statistics bureau ISTAT.
    ďIím more angry than worried about the coronavirus,Ē says Guido Bonvicini, a 55-year old mountain guide from the northern city of Brescia.    ďThis second lockdown blocks all my planning, it blocks the winter and all work prospects until summer 2021.Ē
    Bonvincini, like many Italians, blames Rome and Italyís 20 regional governments for failing to set up adequate testing and prevention measures to control a second wave.
    ďInstead they have again turned on us, the citizens,Ē he said.
    Factories remain open to prevent total economic meltdown, offering relief for the industrial north but widening the wealth gap with the poor south, which got by mainly on bars, restaurants and other services now forced to shut.
    The south, where millions work in the informal economy, has also missed out on many government support measures available to legally operating firms with regular payroll employees, such as furlough schemes, grants and tax relief.
    Italy has also seen friction between national and local governments.    The latter lurch between accusing Rome of being too lax or too tough, of imposing decisions from above or passing the buck when it delegates them to regional authorities.
    ďThis is a slap in the face to Lombardy,Ē said its governor Attilio Fontana after Conteís latest restrictions, even though his region is the hardest hit by the virus in the second wave, just as it was in the first.
    Fontana is from the right-wing League party, whose leader Matteo Salvini and other opposition politicians are pouncing on opinion polls showing support for Conte starting to fray as Italians grow weary at yet more economic hardship.
    ďItís time for us to start all pulling in the same direction instead of trying to make political gain out of the virus, otherwise weíre heading for disaster,Ē says Massimo Galli, one of the countryís most prominent virologists.
    Galli, head of infectious diseases at Milanís Sacco hospital, says Italians worried about their economic survival no longer want to hear from experts about the dangers of the virus.
    ďThereís no doubt that for a part of public opinion we have gone from being seen as heroes to doom-mongers,Ē he said.
(Additional reporting by Francesca Landini in Milan, Leigh Thomas in Paris and Jessica Jones in Madrid, writing by Gavin Jones; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

11/9/2020 Exclusive: U.S. Attorney General Barr Calls Mexico Amid Friction Over Ex-Defense Minister Arrest by Diego Orť
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr tours the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard last week to try to lower bilateral tension arising from the U.S. arrest of a former Mexican defense minister on drugs charges, two Mexican sources said on Monday.
    Mexico says it should have had prior warning about the arrest and investigation of the former minister and retired army officer, Salvador Cienfuegos, who pleaded not guilty to drug charges in a Brooklyn federal court last week.
    Mexicoís President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he will announce a review of security cooperation agreements with the United States in light of the case.
    Cienfuegos, a top player in Mexicoís war on drug gangs until two years ago, is accused of using the power of his office to help a relatively small drug gang, former allies of the Sinaloa Cartel, manufacture and ship drugs including cocaine and heroin to the United States.
    The Department of Justice and the New York Eastern District prosecutorís office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.    The sources did not say whether the call succeeded in reassuring Mexico.
(Reporting by Diego Orť; Additional reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washington; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Rosalba OíBrien)

11/9/2020 EUís Borrell Welcomes U.S. President ĎWho Doesnít Consider Us A Foeí
FILE PHOTO: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends a plenary session of the
European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) Ė The European Unionís foreign policy chief on Monday extolled Joe Bidenís victory in the U.S. election and, in a swipe at outgoing President Donald Trump, welcomed ďthe chance to work once again with a U.S. president who doesnít consider us a foe
    Josep Borrell said in a blog that it was diplomatic practice to avoid expressions of political preference, but there was no mistaking his delight at the outcome of last weekís election.
    ďIt is no secret that the past four years have been complicated in terms of EU-US relations,Ē he wrote.
    ďThey were marked by numerous policy disagreements.    And we even saw some of the principles that we considered as the bedrock of the transatlantic partnership being eroded, and sometimes even emptied of their substance
    Borrell welcomed President-elect Bidenís stated commitment to restoring unity and respect for democratic norms and institutions, and his assurances that he would work with allies in a spirit of partnership.
    ďWe have a long history of working together based on shared values,Ē he said.    ďSo, we welcome the chance to work once again with a US President who doesnít consider us a Ďfoeí or believes the EU has been Ďset up to take advantage of the U.S.í
    From his support for Britainís departure from the bloc to a brief downgrade of the EUís status in Washington, Trumpís disdain for Brussels and his withdrawal from agreements backed by the EU soured ties between the traditional allies.
    Many in Europe hoped the election would bring a new president and, with it, a shift in U.S. policy on issues from climate to trade, NATO and the Iran nuclear deal.
    Borrell said Europe should support Washingtonís ďreturn to the tableĒ on the Paris climate agreement, Iran and the World Health Organization, and a constructive stance on bilateral trade and the World Trade Organizationís dispute settlement system.
    He said Europe hoped the Biden administration would be ďsolid in its commitmentĒ to the NATO defence alliance but acknowledged that Europe needed to ďup its gameĒ and take more responsibility for its own security.
    Borrell said the EU would reach out to the Biden team in the coming weeks, but needed to be aware that its priorities would be to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences and to heal Americaís ďenormous divisionsĒ
    He said Bidenís room for manoeuvre in foreign policy may also be limited by a Republican-controlled Senate.
(Reporting by John Chalmers; Editing by Mike Collett-White)

11/9/2020 We May Soon Have A COVID-19 Vaccine. But Will Enough People Take It? by John Miller and Kate Kelland
FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labelled with "Vaccine" stickers stand near a medical syringe in front of displayed
"Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
    ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) Ė With COVID-19 vaccine trial results looking positive, governments and pharmaceutical firms face their next daunting challenge: convincing the world to get inoculated.
    Public resistance to vaccines has been much discussed this year, but the issue became very real on Monday when Pfizer and BioNTech announced their candidate was more than 90% effective in large trials Ė hoisting an actual shot onto the horizon.
    Numerous opinion polls carried out before and during the pandemic showed confidence is volatile, and that political polarization and online misinformation threatens uptake.    Many people have concerns about the accelerated speed of COVID-19 vaccine development.
    The World Health Organization estimates about 70% of people must be inoculated to break transmission of the virus.    Since it is unlikely a vaccine, once approved, will be immediately available for the masses, experts said getting medical workers on board will be critical.
    ďWe should have really targeted discussions and engagement with healthcare providers,Ē Heidi Larson, director of the global Vaccine Confidence Project, told Reuters.
    ďNot only are they going to be the first ones expected to get a vaccine Ė if not required to Ė theyíre also going to be the ones on the frontlines facing the onslaught of questions from the public
    While about 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in development globally, with dozens in human clinical trials, no shot has actually crossed the finish line and been approved, though the one from Pfizer-BioNTech appears to be on track.
    The high rate of efficacy in the Pfizer-BioNTech interim results could help boost confidence, Cornell University government Professors Douglas Kriner and Sarah Kreps said.
    Their recently published research showed that if an initial COVID-19 vaccine was about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve ďherd immunity
    ďHowever, if the vaccine was 90% effective it would significantly increase Americansí willingness to vaccinate by more than 10%, critical to ensuring enough public acceptance to help the U.S. eventually get closer to herd immunity,Ē said Kreps.
    Experts are also cautioning any conversation over a vaccineís risks and rewards must be frank.    A return to normal life will still take time, with no one shot likely to be a silver bullet.    And many questions are likely to remain, including how long a vaccine will provide protection.
    The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, a non-profit that supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been holding focus groups to gauge the public mood and is now crafting campaign messages to help tackle concerns.
    Its chief executive, Susan Winckler, said more than a dozen focus groups of 150 people in total held since August Ė some in person, some by video Ė had unearthed numerous concerns.
    ďWe heard distrust of both government and the healthcare system,Ē Winckler said.    ďMany didnít want to be first in line for the shot
    Itís a global phenomenon; a survey from early November, carried out by the World Economic Forum and covering 18,526 people in 15 countries, showed 73% of people willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a four-point fall since August.
    Regulators and the drug industry have taken pains to reassure the public they wonít cut corners on safety, with a top U.S. drug agency official saying he would quit if an unproven vaccine were rubber stamped.
    The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, a drug industry group, also plans a campaign by 2021, while the U.S. Council for International Business, with 300 multinational corporations as members, is also getting behind a campaign pushing for workforce take-up of eventual COVID-19 vaccines.
    Some studies show government and employer recommendations will help convince people to get vaccinated.
    Scott Ratzan, co-leader with Larson of ĎCONVINCEí, an initiative supporting communication and engagement for vaccine uptake globally, stressed the importance of medical workers getting inoculated, saying others would then be more likely to follow suit.
    ďIf we donít have the medical folks signed on Ö weíll lose the early battle,Ē he added.    ďThe only way to get back to normal is if we can get enough workers or employees covered
(Reporting by John Miller in Zurich and Kate Kelland in London; Additional reporting by Martinne Geller in London, Doug Busvine in Frankfurt and Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago; Editing by Josephine Mason and Pravin Char)

11/9/2020 Ga., Nev. To Begin Investigations Into Election by OAN Newsroom
A poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Investigations are underway in key battleground states after widespread allegations of voter irregularities.
    In Georgia, where the race has been too close to call through the weekend, congressman Doug Collins is leading the recount after claims of ballot dumping and a lack of transparency with the original tabulation.    Two counties, Fulton and Gwinnett, reported technical issues during counting, which led officials to question the veracity of the unofficial tally.
    Another technical issue occurred in Antrim County, Michigan.    Election officials wrongly gave Joe Biden a 3,000 vote lead, marking an incorrect tally of 20 percent of the countyís entire electorate.    A later recount corrected the tally and put President Trump ahead by 2,500 votes.
    Meanwhile on Sunday, the Presidentís team said Nevada had at least 200,000 votes that were not signature matched by both a machine and a human being as required by law.    Additionally, state officials were notified of two cases were ballots were allegedly cast by residents who were deceased at the time of the election.
An election warehouse worker moves polling place equipment at the Clark County Election
Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    On Saturday, the Registrar of Voters for Nevadaís Clark County, Joe Gloria, said he had begun logging reports in preparation for a full investigation.    Gloria could not confirm whether election officials cross-referenced active voter lists with lists of deceased voters from the Social Security Administration.
    The two isolated cases involve improperly filled ballots with one appearing to be cast by a family member.    Clark County has been at the center of controversy over the last week after Nevadaís secretary of state filed a lawsuit over voting irregularities in the county.
    When the Associated Press called the election in Nevada for Joe Biden, the President reportedly trailed Biden by 11,787 votes.    This is less than a percentage of voters in the Silver State.
    Investigations in both states are ongoing.

11/9/2020 U.S. Criticized For Police Brutality, Racism At U.N. Rights Review by Stephanie Nebehay
FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold signs depicting George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody,
during a protest against police brutality and racial inequality as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
continues in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo
    GENEVA (Reuters) Ė Major powers, including allies, criticised the United States for its human rights record on Monday during a U.N. review, citing the use of the death penalty, police violence against African Americans and the separation of migrant children from their families.
    Activists also said that the Human Rights Councilís examination of the United States, the first since May 2015, amounted to an indictment of the Trump administrationís policies and called for President-elect Joe Biden to usher in reforms.
    Dozens of delegations took the floor at the half-day session to voice concerns and make recommendations.
    ďWhat we saw today was unsurprising condemnation by many countries around the world of the United Statesí human rights record,Ē Jamil Dakwar, director of the human rights program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told a news briefing.
    ďWeíve heard country after countryÖcalling and urging the United States to take serious measures to address structural racism and police violence,Ē he said.
    The Trump administration, which quit the Geneva forum in June 2018 accusing it of an anti-Israel bias, defended U.S. policies.
    ďOur presence in this process demonstrates our nationís commitment to human rights,Ē Robert Destro, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, told the talks.
    The case of George Floyd, an African American who died in May after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ignited massive protests across the United States and the world, putting the countryís human rights record in the global spotlight once again.
    Alexander Maugeri, U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, said that authorities in Minnesota had filed second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Floydís death.
    ďA number of member states raised concerns about discrimination and excessive force in policing.    Where there is misconduct by police officers or law enforcement agencies, state and federal law provide remedies,Ē Maugeri said.
    China and Russia called on the United States to root out racism and police violence, while Cuba and Venezuela said it must provide equal access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    France called on U.S. authorities to halt executions at the federal level, close Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and ďguarantee women and girls access to their rights and sexual and reproductive health.Ē Britain called for ďensuring access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.Ē
    Joshua Cooper of the US Human Rights Network, a national network of campaigners, said that more than a dozen countries voiced concern at the U.S. position on family planning.
    ďThe United States made clear that they donít see abortion as a human right,Ē said Denice Labertew of the Women LEAD network.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

11/9/2020 U.S. Plans Sanctions On Iranians For Violence Against Protesters: Sources by Humeyra Pamuk, Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick
FILE PHOTO: A woman walks as an anti-America image is seen on a building in Tehran, Iran
November 8, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė The United States is expected to impose sanctions as early as next week on Iranians involved in a violent crackdown against anti-government demonstrations in Iran a year ago, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
    The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the sanctions announcement was timed to the one-year anniversary of what may have been the bloodiest repression of protesters in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
    One source said next weekís designations would be a major action covering multiple individuals as well as several dozen Iranian entities.
    Neither the State Department nor the Iranian mission to the United Nations immediately responded to a request for comment on the sanctions likely to be imposed next week.
    Citing three Iranian Interior Ministry officials, Reuters previously reported about 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15, 2019.    The toll included at least 17 teenagers and about 400 women as well as members of the Iranian security forces and police.
    Iranís Interior Ministry has said around 225 people were killed during the protests, which erupted after state media announced that gas prices would rise by as much as 200% and the revenue would be used to help needy families.
    The sources, who included one U.S. official and two people familiar with the matter, said the sanctions have been in the works for months and are the latest in a long series of U.S. penalties imposed on Iran by U.S. President Donald Trump.
    Trump two years ago abandoned the 2015 Iran nuclear deal struck by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and has since restored harsh U.S. economic sanctions designed to force Tehran into a wider negotiation on curbing its nuclear program, development of ballistic missiles and support for regional proxy forces.
    One source said Washington would blacklist people involved in the killing of civilians, while a second source said those targeted would include government and security officials.
    Several sources played down a media report that the Trump administration planned a flood of sanctions before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.    Biden, who was Obamaís vice president, defeated Trump in last weekís U.S. election [NOTE THE ABOVE STATEMENT HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SO THE MAINSTREAM NEWS SERVICE SHOULD BE SPANKED FOR PROMOTING FAKE NEWS.].
    Biden has previously said he will return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from U.S. and other sanctions, if the Iranian government resumes compliance.
    ďWeíve been sanctioning Iranian entities nearly every week for the past six months.    Thereís no reason we would put our foot on the brake now, but weíre not pushing it down on the gas pedal any further either,Ē a Trump administration official said on condition of anonymity.
    Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury slapped counterterrorism sanctions on key players in Iranís oil sector for supporting the Quds Force, the elite paramilitary arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
    Analysts said that action, taken ahead of the Nov. 3 U..S. presidential election, was among Trump administration moves seeking to make it harder to lift sanctions if Biden won the White House.
(Reporting By Humeyra Pamuk, Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Mary Milliken and Howard Goller)

11/10/2020 Oil up $2.66 to $40.07, DOW up 834 to 29,158.

11/10/2020 In Senate speech, McConnell declines to recognize Bidenís victory over Trump by Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday did not publicly acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden won the election and indicated he thinks itís acceptable for President Donald Trump to refuse to concede at this point.
    ďThis process will reach its resolution,Ē McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.    ďIn January, the winner of this election will place his hand on a Bible."
[Mitch knows you are not elected by the press, only by the electorate and that has not happened yet, SO GET OVER IT.].

11/10/2020 Kentucky reports 1,745 new virus cases, 11 deaths by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Following a record-high total of new COVID-19 cases last week, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,745 new cases and 11 more deaths Monday.
    The commonwealth's rate for positive tests increased for the sixth day in a row, hitting 7.49% Monday, the highest it's been since early May.
    'We're in a significant surge,' Beshear said. '... Very simply, right now with the amount of virus, if you're not wearing a mask, you're putting yourself at a real and significant risk of contracting COVID.'
    The state has seen 120,567 cases and 1,576 related deaths during the pandemic.
    There were 1,133 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, an all-time high, Beshear said, and 300 Kentuckians in an intensive care unit getting treatment for the virus ó also a record-high total.,br>     Dr. Steven Stack, the state's public health commissioner, said that 'those numbers continue to show signs of increasing.'
    Stack also addressed news on promising results of Pfizer's vaccine, which has been reported to be 90% effective.    He asked the public to be patient, as vaccines likely won't be widely available until well into 2021.
    'I do think there's reason for optimism, but we've got to first get through where we are at present,' Stack said.
    As the number of people testing positive continues to rise, Beshear said local health departments are struggling to keep up with contact tracing.
    'We have so many cases right now, there's no way they can contact trace all of them,' Beshear said.    'There's just too many.    For contact tracing to be really effective, we've got to push our cases down.'
    Beshear also gave an update on the coronavirus outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, which has had 22 residents die from the virus and 85 test positive.
[11 deaths / 1,745 cases = 0.006% and no one wants the contact tracing anyway.].

11/10/2020 Peru Plunged Into Political Upheaval As Congress Ousts President Vizcarra by Marco Aquino
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra addresses lawmakers at Congress, as he faces a second impeachment trial
over corruption allegations, in Lima, Peru November 9, 2020. Peruvian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
    LIMA (Reuters) Ė Peruís Congress ousted President MartŪn Vizcarra on Monday in an impeachment vote over corruption allegations, prompting immediate tensions in the Andean nation.
    Vizcarra said he would accept the Congress vote and not take any legal action and leave the presidential palace.
    Head of Congress, Manuel Merino, an agronomist and businessman from the minority Popular Action, is expected to assume the presidency on Tuesday and will remain in office until the end of July 2021, when Vizcarraís term was due to expire.
    Merino called for calm after the vote and assured Peruvians that the April 11 presidential election would go on as planned.
    ďIt is already announced,Ē he said about the election in an interview with the local station Amťrica Televisiůn.
    In the second effort by lawmakers to remove the centrist Vizcarra in a matter of months, the opposition-dominated Congress put forward 105 votes to oust him over accusations that as a governor he accepted bribes from companies that won public works contracts.
    The 105 votes far exceeded the 87-vote threshold out of 130 needed to remove him from office.    There were 19 votes against his ouster and four abstentions.
    Vizcarra has rejected the corruption allegations as ďbaselessĒ and ďfalse
    He warned of ďunpredictable consequencesĒ earlier on Monday if lawmakers impeached him just months ahead of the April 11 presidential election, in which he is not eligible to run.
    Dozens of people gathered at Plaza San MartŪn in downtown Lima in support of Vizcarra after the news of his ouster as police officers kept a close eye on the crowd.
    Video circulated on social media showing Congressman Ricardo Burga, who voted in favor of the impeachment motion, being punched in the face by a bystander as he spoke to television reporters.
    Vizcarraís removal from office plunges the worldís No. 2 copper producer into political turmoil as it looks to recover from an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
    Vizcarra, 57, lacked a party in the fragmented Congress, and had a tense relationship with lawmakers, with whom he frequently locked horns over his anti-graft agenda.    He dissolved Congress last year after a long-running standoff, a move that prompted criticism by right-wing lawmakers.
    Vizcarra survived a first ouster attempt in September in a separate impeachment trial over alleged links to a case of irregular government contracts with a little-known singer.    Only 32 in the chamber voted in favor of his ouster in that vote.
    In November, however, lawmakers voted to move forward with a new impeachment trial over accusations that Vizcarra accepted bribes from companies that won public works contracts when he was the governor of the southern region of Moquegua.
    Vizcarraís removal could usher in a period of political tensions in the months leading up to elections as Peru is already strained by economic instability and the impact of the pandemic, analysts said.
    ďPolitical turmoil related to the latest impeachment process and corruption allegations add to deep distrust of the political class ahead of upcoming elections,Ē international firm Eurasia said in a report earlier on Monday.
    Vizcarraís government clashed with Merino in recent months over accusations that he tried to invoke the military in his request for Vizcarraís removal.    Merino denied any wrongdoing.
    Analysts said Merino could push some populist measures in the months leading up to Peruís elections.
    ď[Merino] would probably maintain the existing economic policy framework but advance some populist measures as he tries to win public support,Ē Eurasia said.
    Lawmakers sympathetic to Vizcarra rejected his ouster and warned that the decision would heighten instability in the Andean country.
    ďThis is a coup in disguise.    We need calm, but also a lot of citizen surveillance,Ē George Forsyth, a mayor and one of the early front-runners for the 2021 election, said on Twitter.
    Francisco Sagastegui, a lawmaker with the centrist Partido Morado, called the vote an ďincorrect decision
    ďWe think this isÖ a decision that adds much more uncertainty, creates problems, and will severely affect our citizens,Ē Sagastegui said.
(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Cassandra Garrison and Dave Sherwood; Editing by Adam Jourdan, Steve Orlofsky, Richard Chang and Michael Perry)

11/10/2020 Special Report: Phantom Oil Buyers In Russia, Advice From Iran Help Venezuela Skirt Sanctions by Marianna Parraga, Rinat Sagdiev and Parisa Hafezi
Oil tanker Elisabeth Knutsen, later relabeled as "Knut" and one of several misidentified tankers hired by phantom
companies to export oil from Venezuela, is seen anchored off Las Palmas, near the Canary Islands, before departing to
Venezuela's Jose terminal, operated by state-run PDVSA, Spain September 27, 2020. Marine Traffic/via REUTERS
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė On Aug. 21, a tanker called the Otoman docked at the Jose oil terminal on Venezuelaís coast in the Caribbean to load 1.82 million barrels of heavy crude, according to the state oil companyís internal documents.
    Yet no tanker with that name is registered in major global shipping databases.
    Muddying the situation further, the unique identifier for the Otoman listed in the documents Ė a number used by the International Maritime Organization to identify ships Ė was assigned to another tanker called the Rubyni, according to the databases.
    The Rubyni was broken up two years ago, they record. Satellite images provided by, an independent vessel tracking service, show the ship was scrapped on the coast of Bangladesh in 2018.
    The misidentification of the Otoman is not an isolated error, according to company documents seen by Reuters, shipping databases and corporate registries, as well as interviews with Iranian state officials and four people close to the state oil producer, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).
    Since the United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela in 2019, the state firm and some shipping agencies have been ignoring protocols for checking tanker identity, sources close to PDVSA said.    This is part of a smokescreen which, according to one Iranian official, Tehran has helped develop so Venezuelaís oil exports can continue.
    The falsely named ship is part of the cat-and-mouse game that Caracas is playing with Washington across the globe.
    A previous Reuters investigation found the largest portion of cargoes that set sail from Venezuela since 2019 went to China.    The Otoman and other cases show a host of customers in Russia Ė one of Venezuelaís closest allies Ė are chartering misidentified vessels to export Venezuelaís oil to Asia.
    PDVSA and Venezuelaís oil ministry did not respond to requests for comment for this story.
    Asked if the Kremlin was aware of any Russian-based companies involved in trading Venezuelan oil, a spokesman did not respond, although he criticized U.S. sanctions.
    ďWe consider sanctions on Venezuela to be illegal from an international law perspective,Ē he said.    ďVenezuela is an important partner for Russia in Latin America
    An Iranian oil ministry official involved in talks with Caracas said Iran, which has delivered gasoline, condensate, food and refinery equipment to Venezuela, will continue this.
    ďU.S. sanctions cannot stop us from doing business with each other.    New shipments will take place soon,Ē he said, referring to those supplies.    Venezuela has lost most of its capacity to refine its own oil.
    The U.S. Treasury, which operates sanctions policy, did not reply to a request for comment.    A State Department spokesman said the U.S. government is aware that Venezuela is increasingly turning to Iran for assistance with its oil sector.    ďThese regimes are leading one another down a dead-end street that will not benefit their citizens,Ē he said.
    The Otoman is one of a fleet of more than 30 tankers hired by a group of hitherto unknown companies that have emerged this year as key buyers of Venezuelan crude.
    Of 21 new PDVSA customers identified in the state oil companyís internal documents, none has any history in oil trading.    Most appear to be based in Russia, but for many, no complete address was recorded.    Those with addresses were not to be found at them.
    All together, they received over 25 million barrels of Venezuelan crude and fuel between April and October, according to PDVSA records.    Thatís almost a quarter of Venezuelaís total oil exports and, at market prices for that period, would be worth about $544 million.
    In August, the United States moved to step up sanctions on Venezuelaís oil trade, leaving the newcomers virtually the only clients left on PDVSAís export schedule by October.    That made them a lifeline for President Nicolas Maduroís government.
    Until the initial wave of U.S. sanctions in 2019, PDVSA followed rigorous guidelines for registering clients, according to a copy of the companyís procedures reviewed by Reuters.
    Customers had to demonstrate at least two yearsí industry experience as well as credit-worthiness.    Preferred buyers were required to operate refineries, so no middlemen could participate.
    PDVSA suspended those rules last year, according to three sources close to the firm.
    This makes it increasingly difficult even for company employees to identify customers, the three sources said.
    Internal PDVSA documents seen by Reuters showed almost all trace of the customers is erased from company records once they have received a few cargoes.
    ďSince 2019, we have been ignoring the rules for using the registry, such as requesting supporting documents from companies, and we are now adding phantom clients,Ē one of the sources said.
    The Otoman was chartered by a Russia-based company called Wanneng Munay, according to PDVSA records; the address listed in PDVSAís databases belongs to the Spanish General Consulate in Moscow, which said in an email it had never heard of Wanneng Munay.
    Wanneng Munay did not reply to a request for comment sent by email; its Russia-registered webpage said the site was ďunder construction.Ē
    This site, as well as that of 14 of the other new buyers of Venezuelan oil, was registered in June by a company called OGX Trading in Moscow, according to Russiaís web registry files.    OGX was founded in March and is managed by a Russian entrepreneur, Sergei Basov, the records showed.
    Basov said in a phone conversation that OGX Trading planned to enter the food business but had not managed to start during the pandemic.
    He is listed as the founder and CEO of at least six companies at the same address in Moscow. Reuters found he has common business interests with a Venezuelan citizen, Betsy Desirťe Mata Pereda, who could not be reached directly and did not respond to inquiries for this story sent to her company.
    Mata Pereda owns a company that manages at least two of Basovís firms, corporate records show.
    She was also a shareholder in a Turkish firm, Mulberry Proje Yatirim SA, part of a subsidised food box program launched by Maduro in 2016.    That company was sanctioned in 2019 by U.S. authorities.    They said it was part of a sophisticated network of shell companies that profited from the food program and laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in corruption proceeds around the world.
    Russian corporate records show Basov owns a 1% stake in OGX, with the remaining 99% owned by a Dubai-based company, Marlybone Trading DWC-LLC.    A Reuters reporter visited Marlyboneís office in the Dubai South Freezone: There was no sign on the door, and the room inside was empty.
    In 2018, before U.S. sanctions took effect, Venezuela exported about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, mostly to the United States.     The sanctions drove Venezuelaís oil exports to their lowest level in almost 80 years Ė about 400,000 bpd from June through August.
    The new clients prevented oil shipments from collapsing. In September, PDVSAís exports bounced to over 700,000 bpd, their highest since April.
    Until March, PDVSA had mainly traded with units of Russian giant Rosneft , its export schedules show.    That stopped this year when Washington blacklisted shipowners that do business with Venezuela and sanctioned PDVSAís key customers, including the Rosneft units.
    A Rosneft spokesman said the company completely ceased trade in Venezuelan oil in the wake of those sanctions.
    After Rosneft pulled out, Maduroís government deepened its cooperation with Iran.    In October, PDVSA for the first time sold crude to Iranís national oil company.
    Beyond trading with Iran, Caracas is borrowing its tactics. These include changing shipsí names and countries where they are registered, turning off location-tracking devices en route, transferring cargoes from ship to ship at sea, transferring ship ownership, and using shell companies to buy and run tankers.
    Asked if Iran had helped Venezuela with techniques to maintain oil exports, a second Iranian oil official said, ďWe have meetings and discuss a range of issues including trade and ways to bypass U.S. sanctions
    He said changing the flags and destinations of vessels, and ship-to-ship transfers were common.
    Besides the companies linked to Basov, three of PDVSAís new customers were listed in its records as based in Hong Kong.    Where addresses were to be found Ė for example at the addresses listed for the Hong Kong companies Ė the companies were not known there.
    Reuters was unable to determine the ultimate recipients of the oil sold to these buyers.    Twenty of the tankers they used listed Singapore as their destination but sailed to waters off Malaysia and Indonesia instead to transfer their cargoes at sea, PDVSAís schedules and Refinitiv Eikon ship-tracking data showed.
    Most of the tankers chartered by the new customers, including the Otoman, sailed to and from Venezuela with their location transponders turned off Ė a technique shipping experts call a ďdark voyage.Ē    A transponder transmits a shipís unique details, origin, destination and cargo to a satellite.
    Travelling ďdarkĒ means ships can be renamed while their signal is off, and the new information only becomes available when it is switched back on.    This often happens weeks or even months after vessels leave Venezuelan waters.
    According to IMO guidelines, disconnecting a transponder is only recommended in exceptional circumstances Ė such as near a piracy zone Ė as it increases the risk of collision.
    But penalties for shipping infractions can be weak and are infrequently applied.
    ďIf vessels Ö are flagged by small registry countries, supervision is typically poor, so incidents are not investigated unless somebody comes with a case showing evidence,Ē said analyst Michelle Bockmann from maritime intelligence firm Lloydís List.     Tankers calling at Venezuelan ports have increasingly used the identification numbers of dismantled vessels.    In its export schedules for October, PDVSA listed at least two more tankers due to arrive that shipping databases record as broken up: the Lion 1 and the Vinland.
    The Lion 1ís transponder signal has not been recorded since late 2018, according to Refinitiv Eikon tracking data.    Its owner, Marshall Island-based Vega Marine Ltd-MAI, did not respond to a request for comment.
    The Vinland arrived in Turkey to be broken up on July 15, according to Turkeyís Ship Recyclers Association.    Greece-based Dido Shipping Company SA confirmed it is being dismantled for recycling since an affiliated company bought it.
    ďShe currently lies half-cut in Turkey,Ē Dido said in an email, ďwith her systems and power shut off since July
(Marianna Parraga reported from Mexico City, Rinat Sagdiyev from Moscow and Parisa Hafezi from Dubai; Additional reporting by Anton Zverev and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow, Lisa Barrington in Dubai, Luc Cohen in New York, Deisy Buitrago in Caracas, Iryna Nazarchuk in Odessa, Donny Kwok in Hong Kong, Humeyra Pamuk and Daphne Psaledakis in Washington, and Angus Berwick in London; Edited by Daniel Flynn and Sara Ledwith)

11/10/2020 Britain Reports 532 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Highest Since May
A woman walks past caricatures of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham
in the boarded up windows of a closed pub in Manchester, Britain, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė Britain reported 532 new deaths of people within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since May, government figures showed.
    The daily death toll is the highest since 614 deaths were reported on May 12.    The 532 new deaths are a sharp rise from 194 reported on Monday, and may reflect a lagged reporting of deaths from the weekend.
    There were 20,412 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest daily figures, down slightly from 21,350 on Monday.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

11/10/2020 UK PM Johnson Speaks To Biden, Discusses COVID-19 And Climate Change
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting at the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he spoke to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday about working together on tackling climate change and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Johnson has predicted close ties with the United States under Biden, seeing common ground on issues like climate change even though the President-elect has aired concerns about his Brexit policy.
    ďI just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election,Ē Johnson said in a tweet.
    ďI look forward to strengthening the partnership between our countries and to working with him on our shared priorities Ė from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy and building back better from the pandemic
    Johnson has never met Biden and commentators have suggested he will have to work hard to foster the so-called ďspecial relationshipĒ between the historical allies.
    After the call, Johnsonís office said the prime minister had invited Biden to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow next year.
    It said Johnson and Biden committed to build their countriesí partnership in areas such as trade and security Ė including through the NATO defence alliance.
    There was no reference to any discussion of Brexit on the call.    Johnsonís government is seeking a trade deal with the European Union but has said it is willing to walk away without one.
    Johnson has put forward legislation that would break the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit divorce treaty that seeks to avoid a physical customs border between the British province and EU-member Ireland.
    That prompted a warning from Biden, who has talked about the importance of his Irish heritage, that the United Kingdom must honour Northern Irelandís 1998 peace agreement as it withdraws from the bloc or there can be no separate U.S. trade deal.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout; additional reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)

11/10/2020 France, Germany Push For Tighter EU Borders After Attacks by Thomas Escritt and Matthieu Protard
European Council President Charles Michel takes part in a video conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
French President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President
Ursula von der Leyen on the fight against terrorism, in Brussels, Belgium, November 10, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) Ė France and Germany pushed on Tuesday to tighten European Union borders to head off what French President Emmanuel Macron called the ďthreat of terrorismĒ after suspected Islamist militants killed eight people in Paris, Nice and Vienna within a month.
    The attacks refocused the EUís attention on religious extremism, which fell off the top of the political agenda after the 2017 defeat of Islamic State forces in the Middle East.
    Under pressure to beef up security and reassure voters following the latest attacks, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europeís troubled Schengen zone of control-free travel over open borders urgently needed fixing.
    The attacks in Nice and Vienna involved assailants who moved freely between Schengen countries.
    ďThe threat of terrorism weighs on all of Europe.    We must respond,Ē Macron said after discussing the matter with Merkel, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and top officials in Brussels, the EU hub.
    ďTo reform Schengen is to allow free movement in security
    Merkel sided with Macron in demanding stricter controls along the external frontier of the Schengen area, which brings together 26 countries, including most EU members as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
    ďIt is vitally necessary to know who comes in and who leaves the Schengen area,Ē she said.
    National security concerns, chaotic migration into the EU from the Middle East and Africa in recent years and most recently the coronavirus pandemic have led to the re-emergence of some border controls in the Schengen zone ó eroding what has been hailed as a milestone achievement in Europeís post-World War Two integration.
    Austriaís Kurz also called for a more coordinated plan for dealing with foreign militants while Dutch premier Rutte emphasised stopping ďundesirableĒ foreign financing as a further avenue to tackle extremism.
    Other ideas include imposing stricter demands on online platforms to combat extremism, setting up a special European institute to train Muslim imams, and being able to effectively deport people with no claim to asylum in Europe as well as criminals and suspected extremists.
    EU justice and interior ministers meet on Friday ó the fifth anniversary of coordinated attacks in Paris in which Islamist gunmen killed more than 130 people ó to discuss a joint security response to the latest incidents.
    Improving the sharing of security data and beefing up the blocís border force Frontex are also on the EUís to-do list, according to their draft decision, which was seen by Reuters.
    Crucially for Macron, the ministerial decision includes language reinforcing EU countriesí rights to temporarily suspend free movement across Schengen borders during security alerts. France has had such curbs on free movement in place since 2015.
    But many of the proposals now on the table have proven difficult to agree, let alone implement, suggesting the 27 national EU leaders will have a hard nut to crack when they are due to decide on concrete steps in December.
    The discussion about harsher security measures comes as the blocís executive has been making efforts for a ďfresh startĒ on another sensitive debate within the bloc ó immigration.
    Brussels proposed last summer to resolve years of rows over how to handle new arrivals by pushing for stricter border checks, tougher asylum scrutiny and effective returns of those not eligible ó but also a warmer welcome for refugees and legal labour immigrants to the ageing continent.
    The 27 EU ministers are due to discuss those proposals on Friday. Commenting on the latest attacks, the EUís top migration official, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, said on Tuesday the two debates should not be confused.
    ďIt is important that we are not afraid or migration, especially not of migrants,Ē the Swede said in a speech.
    ďWe need to manage migration but migration by itself is not a security threat.    There might be individuals who are dangerous ó among migrants but also among people who already live here."
    ďMigration as such is not dangerous,Ē Johansson said.
(Reporting by Paul Carrel, Thomas Escritt Joseph Nasr in Berlin, Dominique Vidalon and Matthieu Protard in Paris, Gabriela Baczynska and John Chalmers in Brussels, Francois Murphy in Vienna Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Catherine Evans)

11/10/2020 Franceís New COVID-19 Deaths Up 472 In 24 Hours: BFM TV
Medical staff move a patient suffering from COVID-19 to a plane during a transfer operation from Lille-Lesquin
airport in France to Muenster airport in Germany, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 472 over 24 hours, versus 551 on Monday, BFM TV said on Tuesday, citing data from Sante Publique France.
    Some 31,477 people are now hospitalised with a COVID-19 disease in France, including 3,168 over 24 hours, it said.
    Sante Publique France could not be immediately reached to confirm the figures.
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, Editing by Franklin Paul)

11/10/2020 U.S. Approves $23.37 Billion Advanced Arms Sale To UAE, Pompeo Says by Matt Spetalnick and Pete Schroeder
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department
in Washington, DC, U.S. October 21, 2020. Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday it had approved the U.S. sale of more than $23 billion in advanced weapons systems, including F-35 fighter jets and armed drones, to the United Arab Emirates, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
    The formal notification followed a U.S.-brokered agreement in September in which the UAE agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the first of three Arab states to make such a move in recent months.
    ďThis is in recognition of our deepening relationship and the UAEís need for advanced defense capabilities to deter and defend itself against heightened threats from Iran,Ē Pompeo said in a statement.
    The $23.37 billion package includes up to 50 F-35 Lighting II aircraft, up to 18 MQ-9B Unmanned Aerial Systems and a package of air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions, the State Department said.
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committees Ė whose members have criticized UAEís role in civilian deaths in Yemenís civil war Ė review major weapons sales before the State Department sends its formal notification to the legislative branch.
    Any deal the United States makes to sell weapons in the Middle East must satisfy decades of agreement with Israel that it must not impair Israelís ďqualitative military edgeĒ over its neighbors.
    The announcement came just days after Democratic challenger Joe Biden won enough states needed to take the presidency from Trump, a Republican who made pro-Israel policies part of his re-election campaign.
    Israel initially balked at the prospective sale of F-35 warplanes, valued at $10.4 billion, but dropped its opposition after what it described as U.S. guarantees that Israelís regional military superiority would be preserved.
    The UAE, one of Washingtonís closest Middle East allies, has long wanted the stealthy jets and was promised a chance to buy them in a side deal when it agreed to normalize relations with Israel, part of a strategic regional realignment against Iran.
    In the past, the F-35 has been denied to Arab states while Israel has about 24 of the jets.    Israel is currently slated to purchase 50 of the fighters.
    ďThe proposed sale will make the UAE even more capable and interoperable with U.S. partners in a manner fully consistent with Americaís longstanding commitment to ensuring Israelís Qualitative Military Edge,Ē Pompeo said.
    The $2.97 billon sale of armed drones would mark the first such export since the Trump administration reinterpreted a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations to allow U.S. defense contractors to sell more drones to allies.
(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Pete Schroeder; additional reporting by Mike Stone; Editing by David Gregorio and Paul Simao)

11/10/2020 U.S. Imposes Iran-Related Sanctions On Individuals, Companies by Daphne Psaledakis
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag is pictured near in a missile during a military drill, with the participation of Iranís
Air Defense units, Iran October 19, 2020. Picture taken October 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė The United States on Tuesday imposed Iran-related sanctions on six companies and four people, accusing the network of supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm in the Trump administrationís latest move to increase pressure on Tehran.
    The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement accused the companies and individuals of facilitating the procurement of sensitive goods, including U.S.-origin electronic components, for Iran Communication Industries, an Iranian military firm blacklisted by Washington and the European Union.
    The firm produces military communication systems, avionics and missile launchers, among other items, the Treasury said.
    Tuesdayís action, taken under an authority that imposes sanctions on weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters, freezes any U.S. assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them.
    ďThe Iranian regime utilizes a global network of companies to advance its destabilizing military capabilities,Ē Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement.
    ďThe United States will continue to take action against those who help to support the regimeís militarization and proliferation efforts,Ē he added.
    Tensions between Washington and Tehran have soared since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew in 2018 from the Iran nuclear deal struck by President Barack Obama and began reimposing U.S. sanctions that had been eased under the accord.
    The move blacklisted Iran-based Hoda Trading; Hong Kong-based Proma Industry Co., Ltd.; DES International Co., Ltd.; Brunei-based Soltech Industry Co., Ltd.; China-based Naz Technology Co., Ltd.; and Iran-based Artin Saníat Tabaan Company, as well as several individuals.
    Soltech Industry Co., Ltd., DES International Co., Ltd., and one of its employees blacklisted Tuesday, Chin Hua Huang, were also charged in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with criminal conspiracy to violate Iranian sanctions, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
    ďViolations of the sanctions diminish their effectiveness and delay the day when Iran will cease its belligerent activity,Ē Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said in the statement.
(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

11/10/2020 U.S. Denounces Terms For WHO-Led Inquiry Into COVID Origins by Stephanie Nebehay
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
    GENEVA (Reuters) Ė The United States, which has accused China of having hidden the extent of its coronavirus outbreak, called on Tuesday for a ďtransparent and inclusiveĒ WHO-led international investigation into the origin of the pandemic, criticising its current terms.
    The Trump administration has accused the World Health Organization of being ďChina-centricĒ and of being its puppet, which WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has denied.
    Tedros revealed the teamís composition on Tuesday, telling the WHO annual ministerial meeting: ďThese are very respected individuals in their areas
    Team members came from Russia, Australia, Sudan, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States, he said.
    The virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, is believed to have emerged in the Chinese central city of Wuhan late last year, possibly from bats at a market with live animals.
    Chinese scientists are carrying out research into its origins and how it jumped the species barrier.    The WHO-led international team formed in September is to develop plans for longer-term studies building on Chinaís findings, according to its published terms of reference.
    Garrett Grigsby, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told the WHOís assembly that member states had been informed of the investigationís terms of reference only a few days ago.
    The terms were ďnot negotiated in a transparent way with all WHO member statesĒ and ďthe investigation itself appears to be inconsistentĒ with its mandate, he said, without elaborating.
    ďUnderstanding the origins of COVID-19 through a transparent and inclusive investigation is what must be done to meet the mandate,Ē Grigsby said.
    Britain called for prioritising the probe, adding: ďWe expect the investigation and its outcomes to be grounded in robust science
    Sun Yang, of Chinaís National Health Commission, did not mention the investigation in his speech on Tuesday, but said that China supports ďWHOís continued leadership role
    German Health Minister Jens Spahn, speaking for the European Union on Monday, called for ďfull transparency and cooperationĒ during all phases of the investigation.
    WHOís top emergency expert Mike Ryan said on Oct. 30 that the WHO-led team and its Chinese counterparts had held a first virtual meeting regarding joint investigations and would deploy on the ground in time.
    Trump announced a temporary halt to U.S. funding to the WHO in April, prompting condemnation from many world leaders.    The United Nations said in July it had received formal notification of the U.S. decision to leave the body next July.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Catherine Evans and Nick Macfie)

11/10/2020 Voters Hold ĎStop The Stealí Rallies In Mich., Nev. by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs as they stand outside of the Clark County Elections
Department in North Las Vegas, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    As questions of election legitimacy continue, voters are holding demonstrations where they are demanding answers, transparent investigations and for Democrats to ďstop the steal
    In Nevadaís Clark County, voters have been gathering outside of the courthouse for days after numerous allegations of voter fraud surfaced after the state was reportedly called for Joe Biden.
    ďBiden has not won the election, all of the legal ballots have not been counted,Ē said Michelle Gregoire, a voter from Battle Creek, Michigan.    ďThereís been multiple cases of voter fraud happening throughout the entire state of Michigan.Ē     The Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, said his team is actively going after allegations of voter fraud.    He promised to resolve any and all issues brought before him.
    ďWe have sent information to the secretary of state, they have an investigative team, they are currently looking to quite a few things,Ē he stated.    ďFor those folks in the general public, we have the data so if thereís anything thatís been done illegally, unfortunately, weíre going to find it
    Gloria also said the county is prepared for a recount if either candidate requests one, adding that an official request can be filed after the vote tally is finalized.
    Meanwhile in the Wolverine State, Michiganders are equally as frustrated and held a protest over the weekend outside of the state capitol building in Lansing.
Trump supporters sing the National Anthem while protesting the presidential election results
at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
    The Presidentís campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming that election officials prevented their poll watchers ďmeaningful accessĒ and would not allow them to oversee the counting process on election night or the days after.
    Several issues arose during that time, including technical ďglitchesĒ with the election software used in 69 of the states 83 counties.    The Dominion Voting Systems reportedly ďglitchedĒ in favor of Joe Biden in key parts of the state.    As it turns out, key members of Dominion have ties that go back to Hillary Clinton.
    Further claims of human error have been cited, notably in Antrim County where no one in the election office updated the software used to record ballots.    This led to thousand of ballots wrongly going to Biden.
    Voters have argued the ďmishapĒ was malicious and that the numerous instances of irregularities, all apparently in Bidenís favor, amount to widespread fraud.

11/10/2020 Data: Over 10k Dead People Voted In Mich., Fraud Probe Underway by OAN Newsroom
Chris Schornak a supporter of US President Donald Trump speaks outside of the TCF Center to protest the counting of votes
for the 2020 general election on November 6, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
    At least 10,000 deceased people were found to have voted in this yearís election in the state of Michigan.
    According to state election data, about 9,500 people who voted this year were officially dead, while another 2,000 were 100-years-old or more.    None of these voters were found to be alive through the Social Security Death Index.
    Analysts from ĎBig Data PollĎ said some of these people may have never existed, meaning Michigan Democrats possibly used phony ballots to boost Joe Biden in the election.
    The 2020 Trump campaign is now pressing ahead with lawsuits to address voter fraud by Democrats.
    ďThe Trump campaign is analyzing the voter rolls for people who voted that are dead and weíll see what that comes up with,Ē said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).    ďSo, I think youíre going to see some major irregularities and hereís my statement: democracy depends on fair elections
    It remains to be seen how many ballots have been rejected in Michigan and other battleground states as the Department of Justice continues to probe alleged evidence of voter fraud.

11/10/2020 According To Govít Data, 69 People Born In 1800íS ĎVotedí In Pa. This Year by OAN Newsroom
Lehigh County workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues,
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
    The state of Pennsylvania reported several dozen of its citizens who voted in this yearís election were born in the 19th Century.
    According to the Pennsylvania Open Data Portal, state officials issued 58 mail-in ballots to people who were born in the year 1800.    Another two voters were born in the 1850s and nine voters were born in the 1890s.
    Additionally, another 23 Pennsylvania voters were born in the year 1900.    The data also shows another 1,317 ballots were issued to people born between 1900 and 1920.
    This data suggests people as old as 220-years-old voted this year in Pennsylvania. President Trumpís campaign is now mounting a legal challenge over these issues.
    ďToday in the United States District Court for the middle district of Pennsylvania, the Donald J. Trump for President representative voters filed suit against the Secretary of State in select counties alleging two things,Ē explained Matt Morgan, 2020 Trump campaign general counsel.    ďNumber one: a violation of equal access based on a lack of meaningful observation and transparency, particularly in Democrat controlled counties.    And secondly, a violation of equal protection based on disparate treatment between Republican voters and Democrat voters
    The Justice Department has authorized a federal investigation into all cases of voter fraud across the U.S.

11/10/2020 10 Attorneys General Back President Trumpís Challenge Of Pa. Election Results by OAN Newsroom
Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the
United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    Several top state attorneys are backing President Trumpís legal action that challenges the results of Pennsylvaniaís vote count.    On Monday, attorneys general from 10 states filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court urging justices to take up the case.
    ďAs such, we believe that the voting system be free of outside undue influence and that irregularities in the process should be completely vetted, so that the American people can have faith in their system of electing officials,Ē stated Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
    The petitioners argue the Pennsylvania Supreme Court violated separation of powers and increased the risk of voter fraud.    This occurred when the court ruled in favor of accepting mail-in ballots three days after the election if they were postmarked November 3.
    The attorneys general claim the Constitution gives the state legislature the power to choose the time, place and manner of elections.
    Additionally, they argue the Pennsylvania high courtís decision opened the door for ďnefarious actorsĒ to sway the election if they saw the race was close.    The petitioners back this up by citing cases that involve voter fraud perpetuated by mail-in ballots.
    ďAnd so, to ignore the fact that youíre potentially diluting the votes of people who responsibly, thoughtfully and faithfully ensured that their votes were either cast in-person or cast by mail-inÖa fashion that ensured the ballot was going to be received by Election Day,Ē said Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter.
    The attorneys general ask that the high court reverse the decision from the Pennsylvania court.    They claim it could affect how branches of government in each state will view their authority and could invalidate their residentsí votes.
    Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered Pennsylvania vote counters to separate late votes from those received by Election Day in case the high court rules that these ballots are not counted in the election.

11/10/2020 DOJ To Probe Alleged Voting Irregularities In Presidential Race by OAN Newsroom
Attorney General William Barr leaves the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Department of Justice to investigate alleged voting irregularities while doubling-down on the Trump campaignís accusations of massive election fraud nationwide.
    In a letter issued to the department on Monday, the attorney general authorized federal prosecutors to investigate allegations of ballot dumping, deceased people voting and other election irregularities across the country.
    Barr stated, ďit is imperative that the American people can trust that our elections were conducted in such a way that the outcomes accurately reflect the will of the voters
    The decision allows federal prosecutors to prevent the certification of elections in key battleground states unless the final tally includes only the legal ballots.
San Francisco Department of Elections ballot processors William Logan, rear, and Lola Barr
work at a voting center in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    The Justice Department will follow general policies contained in the Justice Manual while remaining committed to fairness, neutrality and non-partisanship.    Barr noted the investigations must be handled with great care while being addressed in a timely and effective manner.
    The attorney general hopes to ďaddress allegations of voting irregularities, so that all of the American people, regardless of their preferred candidate or party, can have full confidence in the results of 2020 elections.Ē    He also added, the allegations brought before the Justice Department already appear credible.
    Currently, state officials have until December 8 to resolve any election disputes or claims of fraud before the Electoral College meets on December 14 to cast the official vote for the presidency.

11/10/2020 Democrats Lose House Seats While In-Party Division Rises by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the impact of the election on the political
landscape in Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Democrats in the House of Representatives are struggling to come to grips with significant losses in congressional seats.    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Democrats lost the battle in the House, but won the war. However, this is no longer the two-front party war we once expected it to be.
    In a House Democrat family phone call, various Democrat representatives aired their grievances after losing what could ultimately end up being 10 to 14 seats.    This call saw representatives like Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger blame progressives in the House for pushing ideas like defunding the police.
    ďWe look at the things they say about us, that they say about the Democrats, that they say about the way we talk to people and the way we talk about things,Ē she explained.    ďÖ The number one concern and thing that people brought to me in my campaign, that I barely re-won, was defunding the police
    These issues have become increasingly consequential for Democrats as upcoming congressional redistricting could result in monumental losses for a divided Democrat Party.
    Exit poll research shows a large number of Biden voters actually voted Republican down-ballot.    This even resulted in the increasingly rare split ticket vote in Maine, which reportedly saw President Trump lose by 8 percent yet saw Republican Sen. Susan Collins win by 9 percent.
    This was also a trend nationwide as a recent Hill-HarrisX survey showed 58 percent of Democrats and Republicans favor candidates over political party, along with 85 percent of independents who feel the same way.
    What has been become apparent for many observing these results is a major political realignment may very well be underway.    While it is unclear if the Republican Party could divide between the populist MAGA wing and neoconservative wing, the division is already taking place within the Democrat Party.
    This is something outspoken progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made clear to warn against on CNN.
    ďThere are, at least in the House Caucus, very deep divisions within the party and I believe we really need to come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart,Ē said the New York Democrat.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks to members of her staff and volunteers who helped get out the vote and
with her campaign, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, outside her office in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
    The biggest challenges facing the Democrat Party as of now are that many Democrat voters accept progressivesí economic policies while rejecting their stances on social issues like defunding the police or abolishing ICE.
    Likewise, their establishment wing struggles with the fact that while many Democrat voters support their willingness to avoid progressive messages like defunding the police, many of those same voters reject Pelosiís willingness to not compromise on a COVID-19 relief bill with President Trump and the White House.
    As the Democrat Party looks to unify behind a single identity ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, failure to do so could result in major future failures for Americaís left wing.

11/10/2020 Sen. McConnell Reelected As Senate GOP Leader by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks briefly to reporters after the Republican Conference held
leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been reelected to another term as Senate Republicansí leader.    GOP senators unanimously chose McConnell as leader Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, Senate Democrats, once again, picked Sen. Chuck Schumer as their leader.
    Itís unclear who will serve as majority leader next session as control of the chamber is expected to be determined by the upcoming runoff elections in Georgia.
    During a press conference on Capitol Hill, McConnell said GOP leadership is ready to get going. He also weighed-in on the Presidentís legal efforts regarding the election.
    ďAnyone who is running for office can exhaust concerns about counting in any court of appropriate jurisdiction, itís not unusual should not be alarming,Ē he stated.    ďAt some point here, weíll find out finally who was certified in each of a state snd the Electoral College will determine the winner
    This will be the Kentucky lawmakerís eighth term leading Senate Republicans after first taking the role of GOP leader back in 2007.

11/10/2020 Fla. Attorney Says Evidence Of Voter Fraud May Lead To Election Decided In Courts by OAN Newsroom
In this Nov. 3, 2020, photo, a worker scans and tabulate ballots at the Miami-Dade County
Elections Department in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    A Florida attorney is backing President Trumpís lawsuits by challenging the suspected voter fraud committed by Democrats in the election.
    On Monday, Amanda Makki said the President performed ďextremely wellĒ at the polls.    She added, possible election irregularities must be investigated and reviewed by the courts in order to ensure election integrity.
    ďAnd the laws allow you to bring your claims before a court,Ē she stated.    ďAnd I believe that will happen
    The Florida attorney also noted she believes only President Trump is able to reunite America.
    ďPresident Trump excelled with womenÖexcelled with populations, in particular, in the state of Florida and South Florida with people who came from other countries like Nicaragua, like Venezuela, like Cuba,Ē Makki stated.    ďÖAnd did not stand with Joe Biden and his message of perpetuating things that they saw in their own country that that scared them
    The attorney added, this election is likely to be decided after extended litigation and could potentially end up going to the Supreme Court.

11/10/2020 Secy. Pompeo: American Strength In Middle East Has Destroyed ISIS Caliphate by OAN Newsroom
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during media briefing, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020,
at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently touted American strength abroad under the Trump administration.
    He laid out U.S. accomplishments in fighting terrorism during Tuesdayís virtual launch of the Ronald Reagan Instituteís Center for Freedom and Democracy.    Pompeo said President Trumpís foreign policies are guided by strength and candor similar to former President Reagan.
    ďIn the Middle East, American strength has replaced leading from behind,Ē he stated.    ďWe destroyed the ISIS caliphate, killed Baghdadi and Soleimani, and restored deterrence
    Pompeo also said the U.S.ís maximum pressure campaign has denied Tehran and its terrorist proxies tens of billions of dollars.


11/10/2020 Data: President Trump To Win N.C., Sen. Tillis Wins Re-Election by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport in North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
    New projections have found President Trump is on track to win North Carolina.
    According to data analysis by ĎDecision Desk,í the incumbent President will secure 15 electoral votes in North Carolina while GOP Senator Thom Tillis wins re-election as well.
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) addresses supporters as he celebrates his expected win in his bid for reelection against Democratic challenger
Cal Cunningham during an Election Night watch party on November 3, 2020 in Mooresville, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
    The President leads Joe Biden in that state by a margin of 50.1 to-48.7 percent.    Additionally, insider projection supports the claims of President Trump winning in North Carolina.
    In the meantime, the President is challenging voter-fraud in other battleground states, along with a DOJ probe into those irregularities.

11/10/2020 Mich. AG Nessel Threatens Journalist Over ĎDetroit Leaksí by OAN Newsroom
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has reportedly threatened a journalist for exposing voter-fraud in her state.
    On Tuesday, reports found Nessel sent a Ďcease and desistĎ order to Shane Trejo of Big League Politics over his reports called ĎDetroit Leaks.Ď
    Nessel threatened the criminal prosecution of Trejo and demanded he retracts and takes down his reports, which claim Michigan election staffers were trained to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden.
    He also detailed how Democrat officials used COVID-guidelines to remove GOP poll-watchers from polling locations.

11/10/2020 McConnell Focused On Senate Despite Election Court Battles by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said heís focusing on his legislative duties as election uncertainty continues.
    On Capitol Hill Tuesday, McConnell dismissed reporters accusing him of indulging President Trump over allegations of voter fraud.
    He said he plans to tackle the Senateís unfinished business, which includes an omnibus spending bill and maybe another coronavirus relief bill.
    McConnell signaled he will stay out of anything that has to do with the presidential election to let that process run its course under the Constitution.
    ďThe Electoral College will meet, and then weíll have the inauguration,Ē the Senate Majority Leader said.    ďBut I am going to concentrate on what we are trying to do here in the remainder of this Congress
    With just weeks left until the new Congress is sworn in, lawmakers in the upper chamber are expected to focus their efforts on funding the federal government by the December 11th deadline.    A failure to do so would result in a government shutdown.
    Senators went back to Capitol Hill to kickstart the lame-duck session with a hefty to-do list ahead of them.
    McConnell stated that targeted pandemic relief is what the American people need.
    ďIn any event, we will need to fund the government, reach agreement with the House on the National Defense Authorization Act and confirm more thoroughly qualified nominees,Ē the Kentucky senator noted.    ďSo, I welcome all my colleagues back to the chamber and I look forward to finishing this year strong.    Our states and our country are counting on us
    However, talks of a fifth coronavirus stimulus package remain at a standstill as McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fail to find common ground over funding.
    While both have expressed interest in passing a relief bill before the end of the year, their priorities greatly differ.    Democrats have pressed for a plan with a hefty price tag of over $2 trillion and House Speaker Pelosi still refuses to budge on her stimulus proposal.
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors
during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    McConnell cited the recent October jobs report for the reason why the smaller COVID-19 relief package makes more sense than the larger one proposed by Democrat leaders.
    This came just a day after pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced their coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19, which McConnell called ďhuge good newsĒ as the nation continues to reel from the pandemic.

11/10/2020 Senate Releases Fiscal 2021 Pentagon Spending Bill by OAN Newsroom
The Pentagon building in Washington D.C. (Photo by STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)
    On Tuesday, GOP senators proposed their version of the fiscal 2021 Pentagon spending bill.
    The $696 billion spending bill allots $68.7 billion for a war fund dubbed the Overseas Contingency Operations Account.
    In the meantime, the Houseís version seeks to stop funding for the Presidentís border wall and change bases named after confederate leaders.
    This came as Democrats and Republicans work to find common ground on more encompassing legislation instead of piecing together something for the ďshort-term

11/10/2020 Chicago Implements New Travel Order To Curb Spread Of Virus by OAN Newsroom
Pedestrians cross the street in the Loop business district during rush hour in the Loop on March 20, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Chicago recently launched new travel restrictions after a spike in coronavirus cases.
    In the newly introduced color-coated ďTier MapĒ on Tuesday, 44 states and territories have been ranked based on how prevalent the virus is in that region.
    Depending on the stateís threat level, the ĎWindy Cityí will now require a 14-day quarantine or negative COVID-19 test when traveling from certain areas.    This came after Chicago saw its highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
    ďNow is not the time to be traveling, now is not the time to be gathering,Ē said the Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady.    ďIt is not the time to have people in your homes who do not already live there and that it is the time to put COVID first
    This decision came ahead of the holiday season when traveling is expected to increase. The new order will go into effect this Friday.

11/10/2020 Dem Activists Urge Violence, Repressions Against Trump Voters by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Democrat party activists are calling for political retribution against supporters of President Trump and other Republicans.
    According to reports on Tuesday, many Democrats took to Twitter with calls to fire, shame and deny future employment to republicans.
    In particular, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Republicans are ďpersonally responsibleĒ and ďcomplicitĒ in unspecified bad activities.
    In the meantime, activists from the Bernie Sanders campaign said Trump supporters must be ďsent to concentration camps
    Commentators said Democrats are planning to destroy the Republican party.
    ďOh, Ďbut under Biden, the country will be brought back together, heís going to heal and unify the nationíÖ,Ē stated conservative political commentator Paul Joseph Watson.    ď[By] putting Republicans on lists, demanding pain from Trump supporters and threatening to burn down and level the opposition, leaving no survivors
    Conservative analysts have claimed America will face an even deeper social divide, conflict and hostility if Biden were to be allowed as President.

11/10/2020 Activists Call ĎMillion MAGA Rallyí On Nov. 14 by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump tosses a hat into the crowd as he arrives for a
ĎMake America Great Againí campaign rally. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Supporters of President Trump are calling on all American patriots to join his upcoming rallies in Washington D.C. On Tuesday, several conservative groups announced the demonstrations that will take place in the nationís capital this coming Saturday.
    The first event is called the ĎMillion MAGA Marchí and it will bring together the supporters of President Trump in a massive show of force for the Republican party.
    The second rally is called ĎStop the Stealí and itís aimed at exposing and denouncing voter-fraud in Democrat-controlled states.    Both events will start at noon on November 14th at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.
    Both events will start at noon on November 14th at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.

11/10/2020 Iowa Gov. Announces New Restrictions Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases by OAN Newsroom
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens during an Iowa Disaster Recovery Briefing with US President Donald Trump,
on August 18, 2020 at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Iowa has imposed new restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in cases.
    During a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) said people must wear masks at any social gathering with more than 25 people indoors or 100 people outdoors.
    Groups attending these events cannot be larger than eight people unless theyíre from the same household.    Events of over ten people must enforce social distancing.
    While Reynolds stressed Iowa is open for business, the goal is to curb community spread to avoid overburdening the stateís healthcare system.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
ď    Surge plans are in place, and while beds are available for patient care, staffing them is become increasingly challenging as some health care workers may be sick, or in quarantine, or caring for other family members,Ē the Republican stated.    ďThe situation has the potential to impact any Iowan who may need care for any reason
    The order takes effect Saturday and comes as more than 1100 Iowans were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.
[Here is the part they are not telling you the mortality rate is 13 deaths / 4,213 cases = 0.003%.].

11/11/2020 Oil up $1.53 to $41.37, DOW up 263 to 29,421.

11/11/2020 Giuliani: Suits Filed, President Trump To Win Mich. And Pa. by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
    President Trumpís attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said shocking evidence of national voter-fraud will be released.
    In a tweet Wednesday, Giuliani said the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits to invalidate hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
    The latest lawsuit was filed with the Western District of Michigan. Giuliani added the affidavits from both suits will be published Thursday.
    The Presidentís attorney said his team has collected the most shocking fraud evidence from Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
    ďNot that Pennsylvania wonít try to cheat, Gov. Wolf will cheatÖ but weíll be in every court possible because weíre not gonna let the Democrats steal Pennsylvania,Ē the former New York City mayor stated.    ďThis is the Republican Party and a President who fights for you because they [Democrats] wanna take your vote away
    Giuliani added that submitted evidence of fraud makes for a very strong case, which means President Trump could win both Michigan and Pennsylvania.

11/11/2020 Poll: President Trump Earns 53% Approval Among Likely U.S. Voters by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC Ė MAY 29: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures toward journalists shouting questions
as he departs the White House May 29, 2018 in Washington D.C.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The majority of Americans said they approve of the Presidentís job performance in office.
    According to a Rasmussen poll on Wednesday, President Trump has a 53 percent approval rating among U.S. voters.    Of that number, 43 percent said they strongly approve of his job performance so far.
    The President has received praise in recent weeks for his work towards restoring peace in the Middle East and lifting Americaís economy during the pandemic.    He has also been hailed for his strong stance against violence and looting amid nationwide unrest.

11/11/2020 San Diego Sends Trump Trains To MAGA Protests In D.C. by OAN Newsroom
Dozens of people calling for stopping the vote count in Pennsylvania due to alleged fraud against President Donald Trump gather
on the steps of the State Capital on November 05, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    President Trump supporters in California are sending a Trump train to upcoming demonstrations in Washington D.C.
    Hundreds of San Diego, California activists are heading to Washington D.C. to protest Democrat voter-fraud this coming weekend.    As of Wednesday, two separate Trump caravans have already departed from San Diego.
Courtesy of Caravan for Truth official Facebook group.
    The caravan is coordinated through a Facebook page called ĎCaravan for Truth 2020.í    Republican activist Josh Cantor said the demonstrations are aimed at keeping U.S. elections free and fair.
    ďNo matter what side of the political spectrum youíre on, this is about the integrity of elections,Ē Cantor said.    ďI think that every American can appreciate that they want their vote counted and they want their vote counted accuratelyÖWeíre here to say we count every vote thatís valid and we donít count every vote thatís not valid
    San Diego activists will take part in the ĎMillion MAGA Marchí and ĎStop the Stealí rallies in D.C. on Saturday, November 14th.

11/11/2020 Rep. Scalise: No Moderate Dems Left, Just Liberals Vs. Socialists by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) credited the hard work of Republicans for gains made to the lower chamber during the election.
    In an interview Tuesday, the Louisiana lawmaker said the GOP worked hard to reach out to a more diverse voter base, which led to several wins in the House.
    He said before the end of the year, he hoped to see the House vote on more paycheck protection loans as well as a government funding bill.
    The congressman noted a divide in the Democrat party and said there are no moderates anymore and itís just Ďliberals versus socialists,í using a socialist agenda for the last two years.
    ďItís a little late when you embrace socialismÖand you tap your foot in that pond, you canít pull it back out again.    Theyíre going to have to decide which course theyíre going to take,Ē Rep. Scalise stated.    ďAre they going to go back to work for the American people or are they going to embrace a more far-left socialist agenda that theyíve already been down the road of for the last two years?Ē
    When it comes to the election, Scalise said there are still several things to keep an eye on, including the recount in Georgia and a shrinking lead for Joe Biden in Arizona.

11/11/2020 Ga. To Conduct Full Ballot Recount For Presidential Election Amid Razor Thin Margin by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election
officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Georgia has approved a full recount for every single ballot in the 2020 presidential election.    On Wednesday, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the state would follow through with their election audit to deliver fair results of the general election.
    Democrat challenger Joe Biden is currently ahead in the Georgia race by razor thin margins of less than 1 percent.    GOP lawmakers notably called for a recount Tuesday as the race has remained too close to call for several days.
    ďThatís why mathematically, you actually have to do a full, hand by hand recount of all because the margin is so close,Ē Raffensperger explained.    ďSo, itís really just the mathematics, the statistics
    The Georgia Secretary of State said the recount will help ensure the will of the voters is ensured.    He noted, this will help build confidenceÖit will be an audit, a recount and a re-canvass all at once.Ē
    Raffensperger said any normal race may not have required a recount, however, the significance of the election means thereís no room for error.
    ďThis race has national significanceÖwe follow the process and we understand the significance of this for not just Georgia, but for every single American,Ē he stated.    ďAt the end of the day when we do a hand count, then we can answer the question: exactly what was the final margin in this race?Ē
    The move comes as a major win for the Trump campaign, which hopes the accurate recount will find votes swing in the Presidentís favor.    Georgia representatives have said the state expects to finish a full audit and hand recount by November 20.

11/11/2020 Fla. Gov. DeSantis Proposes Expanded ĎStand Your Groundí Law Aimed At Looting by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recently drafted new Ďanti-mobí legislation aimed at cracking down on looters and violent rioters.
    According to reports on Tuesday, the proposal expands the list of Ďforcible feloniesí under the stateís Ďstand your groundí law.
    This would now include people who ďengage in criminal mischief, which results in the interruption or impairment of a business.Ē    It would also include the act of looting, defined as ďburglary within 500 feet of a violent or disorderly assembly
    The measure also enhances criminal penalties for those involved in violent or destructive demonstrations.

11/11/2020 Wis. Gov. Signs New ĎStay At Homeí Executive Order by OAN Newsroom
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers awaits to address the virtual Democratic National Convention, at the Wisconsin
Center on August 19, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Melina Mara Ė Pool/Getty Images)
    Wisconsinís Democrat governor has implemented new coronavirus lockdown measures, signing an executive order urging residents to stay home.
    On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers said the state has now become ďa national hot-spotĒ and stated the stay at home order is the next step to slow the spread.
    Evers compared the rising COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin to New York when the Empire State hit peak case levels in the spring. He noted there are now 25,000 new cases since last Friday and the crisis is urgent.
    ďIím concerned about what this trajectory means for healthcare workers if we donít get this virus under control,Ē the Wisconsin governor said.    ďEach day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery
    Evers added our farmers and schools will continue to suffer unless we hammer down hard on the virus.

11/11/2020 Report: Trump Admin. May Be Seeking To Speed Up Withdrawal Of Troops From Afghanistan by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Chris Kleponis Ė Pool/Getty Images)
    The Trump administration is reportedly looking to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the end of the year.
    According to an Axios report Wednesday, retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor has been hired as a senior aide to the new acting defense secretary.    The move is said to be an indication the President wants to speed up the withdrawal process.
    This came as Macgregor has said he would want to pull troops out of the Middle Eastern nation as soon as possible.    In the meantime, White House officials have emphasized they want Pentagon officials to speak more publicly about the withdrawal.

11/11/2020 Evidence Of Alleged Voter Fraud Appears In Mich., Pa. by OAN Newsroom
Bins and bundles of absentee ballots sit on and under tables at DeVos Place on Wednesday,
Nov. 4, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
    The Trump campaign is pursuing litigation in key swing states as allegations of voter fraud continue to pop up across the country.
    In a conference call Tuesday, Trump campaign attorney Matt Morgan told reporters it filed a lawsuit to stop the state of Michigan from certifying its results until it can be verified that votes were cast lawfully.
    This came after Shiawassee County polls suddenly showed Democrat nominee Joe Biden having a 200,000 point lead over President Trump.    Officials later attributed that to a ďtypo
    "There is only one party in America that opposes voter ID; one party in America that opposes verifying signatures, citizenship, residency, eligibility,Ē said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.    ďThere is only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room and that party, my friend, is the Democrat Party
    McEnany recently went on air to say she had 234 pages of sworn affidavits alleging election irregularities in Wayne County alone.    She said officials reported several ballots, including one batch where 60 percent had the same signature.    Additionally, another 35 ballots had no voter record yet were counted anyway.
    Meanwhile in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) whistleblower Richard Hopkins is fighting against federal agents and the mainstream media to maintain his allegations that illegal backdated postmarks were added to some late mail-in ballots.
    Hopkins came forward only to have USPS Inspector General Russell Strasser try to bully him into saying his story was fabricated.    On top of that, the Washington Post published an article stating that Hopkins had officially recanted his claims.
    President Trump later took to Twitter to praise Hopkins while calling him a ďbrave patriot
    Since election night, the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and Georgia with several still pending.

11/12/2020 Oil down $0.25 to $41.55, DOW down 23 to 29,398.


11/12/2020 ELECTION 2020 - Ga. braces for recount, by hand - Counties will scramble to meet Nov. 20 deadline by Susan McCord, Augusta Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK
    AUGUSTA, Ga. Ė Four days after Joe Biden won the electoral votes needed to become president, the process of certifying results hit another speedbump Wednesday.
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a hand recount of all votes in the presidential election, sending elections officials across Georgia scrambling to adjust their post-election plans.
    Raffensperger said a hand tally of ďevery single, lawfully cast legal ballotĒ was needed because of the slim 14,112-vote margin between President Donald Trump and President-elect Biden. The recount must be completed by Nov. 20.
    ďWith a margin so close, I will require a full, by-hand recount in each county,Ē he said.
    The Trump campaign requested a recount Tuesday, and Georgia has remained in the post-Election Day limelight with two U.S. Senate seats headed to a January runoff.
    While no claims of fraud or election mismanagement have been substantiated, Raffenspergerís announcement came the day after Georgiaís two     U.S. senators demanded his resignation.    Raffensperger is a Republican, as are Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who each landed in Jan. 5 runoffs after neither received a majority of votes last week.
    Raffensperger said a hand recount of the ďEnglish written wordĒ Ė meaning reading candidate names off the ballots Ė will demonstrate what the stateís new voting system can do.
Pa. postal worker denies recanting fraud claims
    The Erie manís allegations were already falling apart before news he recanted his statement to investigators.
    The highly touted system, chosen by a Republican administration, prints a list of a voterís candidate choices along with a bar code containing results counted by a scanner.    ďFor the first time in 18 years weíre going to have something to count instead of just pressing a button and getting the same answer,Ē Raffensperger said.
    The recount results will stand for certification, he said.    ďThat will be the last count Ė that will be the most accurate count,Ē he said.    He also said he believes a candidate could still request a recount after certification.
    Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey, who served on the state commission that selected Georgiaís new voting system, said the hand recount effectively increases the sample size of a planned audit Thursday, largely by hand, to include all ballots.
    Bidenís slim lead might have required a sample size of 75% to 80% of ballots, she said.
    The office had hired 14 people to pull and count an estimated 500 ballots for the audit, a process that would take two days, and itís not clear how many it will need to manually count Richmondís 87,530 ballots cast, Bailey said.    To conduct the hand recount,     Bailey said an expanded number of workers Ė drawn from Richmondís pool of 470 poll workers Ė will take each batch of ballots, ďsort them out by pilesĒ based on the candidate selected, then ďcount the number of pieces of paperĒ in each pile.
    Once counted, the results will be compared with the countyís results from election night, she said.    Bringing in humans doesnít necessarily improve accuracy and needs time to be performed correctly.    ďAny time you inject humans in a process, thatís when things get imperfect,Ē she said.
    Ensuring an accurate hand count means the recount might not make the Nov. 20 deadline, Bailey said.    ďThe object and the goal is to have this completed by next Friday, but we wonít meet that date at the sacrifice of accuracy
    The recount will add to the countyís burgeoning 2020 election expense, budgeted at $160,000 last year.    It could cost as much as $750,000, she said.
    Some Georgia elections directors said they learned of the recount plan not long before Raffensperger announced it.    They were awaiting guidance on how to proceed, including how to pay for the massive undertaking.
    ďPeople will be working lots of overtime,Ē Raffensperger said.    ďThey will be really pleased with those paychecks
    Chatham County Elections Supervisor Russell Bridges said he had no specific information about the nature of the hand recount.    ďUntil we get some clear guidance on how weíre going to execute this, itís premature to say how itís going to run,Ē he said.    ď(Thursday) we will get the details of what we need to know
    Ultimately, the recount wonít change the outcomes, said University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock.    ďItís like when you retrace your steps hoping to find something youíve lost,Ē he said.
    The hand recount is more subject to human error, especially now, Bullock said.    ďElection workers are tired
Contributing: Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY; Lee Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald; Nicholas Robertson, Savannah Morning News.

11/12/2020 Report: President Trump Could Seek To Block Certification Of Disputed Results by OAN Newsroom
A Luzerne County worker canvases ballots that arrived after closing of voting until Friday at 5 p.m. and postmarked by Nov. 3rd
as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
    The Trump campaign could be looking to block election officials from finalizing results in contested states as a legal battle continues to be waged over voter fraud.
    According to reports Wednesday, the Presidentís team could take this legal route in order to deny Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden the change to a victory.
    This comes as the team has filed lawsuits in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.    President Trump has raised concerns over rampant ďvoting irregularitiesĒ in these key battleground states.
    ďIn Pennsylvania, partisan Democrats have allowed ballots in the state to be received three days after the election and we think much more than that,Ē he explained.    ďAnd they are counting those without even postmarks or any identification whatsoever
    The President has continued to blast disturbing irregularities across the nation, while also nothing his campaign has been denied access to observe counting in certain cities.
    If the lawsuits succeed in stopping the stateís certification of results, state lawmakers can step in and provide an alternative slate of electors.    This could increase President Trumpís chances of winning the state if the new slate votes in his favor.
    Meanwhile, allies of the President have sought to reassure the public itís common for presidential campaigns to pursue litigation following elections.    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has addressed the uncertainty surrounding the results by assuring thereís no reason for alarm.
    ďI think we need to quit all the hand-wringing, not act like this is extraordinary,Ē he stated.    ďWeíre gonna get through this period and weíll swear in the winner on January 20th, 2021, just like we have every four years since 1793
    Cases surrounding the presidential elections must be resolved by December 8 in order to provide states enough room to select electors in time for the vote on December 14.

11/12/2020 FEC Chairman Debunks MSM Claims Of ĎNo Fraudí, Says Counting Illegal Votes Can Make Election ĎIllegitimateí by OAN Newsroom
File Ė James E. ďTreyĒ Trainor III, an Austin attorney specializing in election law, was nominated by President
Trump to serve on the Federal Election Commission. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
    The chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Trey Trainor, said reports of voter fraud in key battleground states are credible.
    In a recent interview, he pointed out that Democrat officials removing GOP poll watchers from polling locations is a violation of state law and federal court orders.
    ďWhen you have claims of, you know, 10,000 people who donít live in the state of Nevada having voted in Neveda, you have the videoÖtheyíre (poll workers) either duplicating a spoiled ballot there or theyíre in the process of marking a ballot that came in blank for a vote,Ē Trainor explained.
    The FEC chief added, he agrees with the Trump campaignís lawsuits and said their observers were denied meaningful access.    Trainor also said questionable actions by the Democrats may render this election illegitimate.
    ďThatís a process that is to be observed by election observers, the law allows those observers to be in there,Ē he continued.    ďAnd if theyíre not then the law is not being followed, making this an illegitimate election
    In recent days, the mainstream media has continued to claim there was no voter fraud in this yearís elections, but Trainorís statements reveal this election is far from over.

11/12/2020 Macron Hails Chance To ĎMake Our Planet Great Againí After Biden Win by Matthew Green and Kate Abnett
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring
the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo
    LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) Ė French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday welcomed the prospect of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden rejoining the Paris climate accord, saying countries now had a chance to ďmake our planet great againĒ
    His comments follow those of other leaders who have welcomed Bidenís victory as a boost to global cooperation on tackling climate change, after four years of climate policy inaction under President Donald Trump.
    In contrast to Trump, who questioned climate science and withdrew the United States from the 2015 accord, Biden has pledged to rejoin the pact and to invest $2 trillion to wean the country off planet-warming fossil fuels.
    Macron said having the United States rejoin the pact, after officially exiting on Nov. 4., would vindicate faith in the agreement aimed at preventing catastrophic climate change and signed by nearly 200 countries.
    ďIt is proof that we had to stand firm against all the headwinds,Ē Macron said on Thursday during an online summit hosted by the French government.
    ďĎMake our planet great againí is a possibility, not just in words but also in deed,Ē Macron said.
    ďMake America Great AgainĒ was a Trump election slogan.    In 2017, Macron launched an initiative called ďMake our planet great againĒ which offered U.S. climate scientists multi-year grants to relocate and conduct climate research in France.
    Biden has pledged to convene world leaders for climate talks within his first 100 days in office.    Already, climate change has been a featured topic in his first calls with U.S. allies and Pope Francis since being elected.
    However, the Democrat may face constraints on his ability to pass ambitious climate policies if the Republican Party remains in control of the Senate.
    European leaders hope a Biden administration focus on climate change will encourage other countries to pledge deeper emissions cuts ahead of a U.N. climate conference in Glasgow in November 2021.
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose government is hosting the gathering, discussed climate change in a post-election call with Biden and invited him to attend.
    European Union climate chief Frans Timmermans told an online event on Monday that he hoped U.S. leadership on climate change would prompt China, the worldís biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, to strengthen its commitment to a low-carbon future.
    Chinese President Xi Jinping in September pledged that his country would become carbon neutral by 2060.    Beijing has made no official comment since the U.S. election.
    Climate change was also on the agenda in calls Biden held Thursday with the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia, according to summaries provided by Bidenís aides.
    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he and Biden had ďagreed that Japan and the U.S. would work closely together to resolve pressing global issues such as the novel coronavirus and climate change
    Japan and South Korea, big emitters of greenhouse gases from their coal-fired coal plants, both pledged in October to target net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris accord.
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has faced fierce criticism from environmental campaigners on his climate record, said he and Biden spoke about emission reduction technology, but did not discuss a net-zero target.
    India, which has yet to commit to pursuing net-zero emissions, said it would welcome Washingtonís rejoining the Paris deal, noting that the United States has historically contributed the most to emissions accumulated in the atmosphere.
    ďTherefore, they have a significant role to play in combating climate change,Ē Ravi S. Prasad, additional secretary at Indiaís environment ministry, told Reuters.
    Not all national leaders were pleased with Bidenís climate focus, though.
    In Brazil, which has been under international pressure to halt the burning of the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro this week criticised Bidenís call for the Latin American country to protect the rainforest with foreign help, or face unspecified ďeconomic consequencesĒ
    ďAnd how can we deal with all that?    Just diplomacy is not enough,Ē said Bolsonaro, who has portrayed himself as a close friend of Trump.    ďWhen saliva runs out, one has to have gunpowder, otherwise it doesnít work
(Writing by Matthew Green; Additional reporting by Arora in New Delhi; David Stanway in Shanghai; Sakura Murakami in Tokyo; Simon Lewis in Wilmington, Del.; Ricardo Brito in Brasilia; Editing by Alison Williams)

11/12/2020 Pa. Judge Rules Late-Arriving Ballots Shall Not Be Counted by OAN Newsroom
In this Nov. 5, 2020, photo, Lehigh County workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues
in Allentown, Pa. The 2020 presidential election officially entered the record books Saturday the turnout reached 61.8%,
eclipsing the recent mark set by Barack Obamaís first presidential campaign in 2008 and demonstrating the
extraordinary engagement of Americans in the referendum on Donald Trumpís presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
    A Pennsylvania court has ruled late-arriving ballots should not be counted toward the final vote tally.
    On Thursday a judge sided with the Trump campaign, stating that the Democrat secretary of state in Pennsylvania did not have authority to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots.    The judge pointed out that only the state legislature could do such.
    The ruling means late-arriving ballots shall not be counted.    Separately, the Trump campaign is suing to reverse the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to even accept late-arriving ballots.
    Meanwhile, campaign adviser and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany revealed more evidence of suspected voter fraud in The Keystone State.
    In an interview Thursday, she claimed some Republican voters were not allowed to cast their ballot in-person after receiving mail-in ballots by mistake.    The Republican voters said they discarded the mail-in ballots and did not use them to vote.
    McEnany went on to say Republican early voters were not given the opportunity to correct mistakes on their ballots, while their Democrat counterparts were.
    The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits across the country in order to verify the election results.

11/12/2020 Report: Millions Of Votes Lost Through Dominion System Glitches by OAN Newsroom
Dozens of people protesting in Pennsylvania due to voter fraud against President Donald Trump gather on the
steps of the State Capital on November 05, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    President Trump is doubling down on his condemnation of ĎDominion Voting Systems,Ď the electronic voting company accused of enabling voter fraud.
    In a tweet Thursday, the President quoted a report by One America News that revealed how ĎDominioní deleted 2.7 million votes for him nationwide.
    The President also took to Twitter Wednesday to mention ďDominion attempted to alter our election and got caught
    ĎDominion Voting Systemsí is the second-largest voting equipment vendor in the U.S. and provided its computer equipment in key battleground states.    However, these systems appear to be unreliable.
    According to an un-audited analysis of data obtained from ĎEdison Research,í states using ĎDominion Voting Systemsí may have switched as many as 435,000 votes from President Trump to Joe Biden.
    The author also found another 2.7 million Trump votes appear to have been deleted by Dominion, including almost one million Trump votes in Pennsylvania alone.
    Analysts said the theft and destruction of votes are attributed to so-called ďglitchesĒ in the ĎDominioní software and the extent to which this affected results can be verified by hand recounts of votes in each state.

11/12/2020 Democrat Infighting Rises, Progressives Push Defund Police Movement by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference,
Friday, May 1, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
    Democrats in Congress are split against each other with progressives and moderates bickering over their recently lost House seats in the 2020 elections.    According to the latest reports from Capitol Hill, division appears to be growing among Democrats over the Black Lives Matter movement.
    The rising influence of the far-left was underlined in an internal memo shared among House Democrats on Tuesday, which called on lawmakers to increasingly court a progressive base.
    Yet, some within the party reportedly believe supporting such social movements may lead to more seat losses in the House and could alienate more moderate voters.    A number of centrist Democrats have recently spoken out against their progressive colleagues trying to distance themselves from anti-police policies and socialist rhetoric.
    Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger warned members of her party against using promoting such views.    She and other centrists reportedly believe this could be used by Republicans to launch attacks against Democrats and ultimately lead to further electoral losses.
    In a recent interview with NBC, South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn said political sloganeering destroys movements, while citing the example of Jamie Harrisonís recently failed political campaign.
    The partyís poor performance in last weekís election is highlighting concerns about its image and future.    Despite concerns raised by moderates, however, progressive Democrats are still pushing their radical agenda and are encouraging others to join their movement.
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to her critics on CNN by stating itís Republicans causing the Democrat Party to lose seats in the House with the leftís arguments being torn down by the right.
    ďRepublicans levied very effective rhetorical attacks against our party, that I believe is absolutely true, but I think one of the things thatís very important is that Republican attacks are going to happen every cycle,Ē she stated.    ďAnd so the question is: how do we defend ourselves form that?Ē
    With the current split between Democrats, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will likely form alliances with a handful of moderate Democrats who have begun to slip away from their party.    If the House minority leader is able to gain their support, Republicans will have more hands on the negotiating table when off against the legislative agenda of the far left.

11/12/2020 Marquette Law School Poll Official Says Recent Poll Underestimated Level Of Support For President Trump In Wis. by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump react at a rally after it was announced that President-elect
Joe Biden defeated President Trump Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
    The official who runs the Marquette Law School poll, which surveyed likely Wisconsin voters on their pick for President, said this yearís polls may not accurately reflect the number of Trump supporters in the state.
    Thatís according to Director Charles Franklin on Wednesday.    He said polls are skewed because a portion of Trump supporters chose not to participate in the poll this year.
    ďWe are missing some small set of Trump supporters who are not necessarily Republicans, but who are declining to take part in the survey systematically,Ē Franklin explained.    ďI have not seen anything in the numbers that strikes me at all as implausible
    The poll in question was released October 28 and claimed 48 percent of respondents supported Joe Biden while another 43 percent supported President Trump.    Another 7 percent of respondents said they would not vote at all.

11/12/2020 Ga. To Complete Election Audit By Next Week Amid Fraud Claims by OAN Newsroom
Fran Leathers, Director and Chair Oconee County Board of Elections wears a ďWeíve Got ThisĒ mask as the Georgia Secretary
of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have
announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Election officials in Georgia stated the hand recount process will be completed by next week.
    In a news conference on Thursday, officials said they received numerous reports of voting irregularities that may have swayed the election.    They stressed Joe Biden is currently leading President Trump by only 14,000 votes and stated that instances of fraud are possible.
    Georgia officials also rejected Democrat accusations of political bias behind their decision to recount.
    ďLet me be perfectly clear on this,Ē Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling said.    ďIf it was 14,000 votes the other way, we would be doing the exact same thing
    The recount in Georgia is widely expected to give President Trump 16 electoral votes as well as expose a rampant Democrat effort to manipulate the vote.
    ďWe want to make sure this is a fair and transparent election,Ē Rep. Vernon Jones (D-Ga.) said.    ďMore importantly, this is not just for Republicans but for Democrats as well
    Rep. Jones added that the recount of 5 million ballots will happen at the local level by hand.

11/12/2020 FED Chair Powell: Economy Needs More Support From Congress by OAN Newsroom
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testifies during the Senateís Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining
the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on September 24, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by DREW ANGERER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The chairman of the Federal Reserve has urged Congress to pass another stimulus package as the country continues to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
    On Thursday, Jerome Powell said in a conference with the European Central Bank that even as the economy starts to recover, heís worried about certain long-term effects the pandemic may have.
    Specifically, Powell said the economy will likely be more technology focused than before and could leave retail, factory and hospitality workers who lost their jobs out of work for longer than they otherwise would be.
    ďWeíve got new cases at a record level,Ē Powell stated.    ďWeíve seen a number of states begin to reimpose limited activity restrictions and people may lose confidence that itís safe to go out
    This came as Congress remains stuck in a stalemate in terms of striking a deal on a new stimulus bill, limiting the chances one will be passed before the end of the year.

11/12/2020 Reports: President Trump Replaces Top DHS Officials by OAN Newsroom
The Department of Homeland Security logo is seen at the new ICE Cyber Crimes Center expanded facilities in Fairfax, Virginia
July 22, 2015. The forensic lab combats cybercrime cases involving underground online marketplaces, child exploitation,
intellectual property theft and other computer and online crimes. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Following a similar purge at the Pentagon, President Trump is reportedly replacing top Homeland Security officials.
    According to reports on Thursday, DHS Cybersecurity Chief Bryan Ware has been forced to resign, effective Friday.    He will be replaced by his deputy Matt Hartman.    The Departmentís Chief of International Affairs, Valerie Boyd, has also resigned from her position.
    Reports have claimed President Trump is seeking to assert control at both the DHS and the Pentagon amid mounting national security challenges.

11/12/2020 Democrat Incumbent Concedes Staten Island, N.Y. Congressional Race by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
    A tight congressional race in New York came to a close with Republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis declaring victory.
    Her Democrat opponent, Incumbent Congressman Max Rose, conceded on Thursday and said itís clear his campaign will fall short.    He added heís called Malliotakis to congratulate her on her win.
    The district represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn.    Before Rose (D-N.Y.) took office in 2018, it was the only Republican district in New York City for years.
    Reports said while Rose tried to paint himself as a moderate who didnít agree with the Democrat partyís progressive wing, the national ĎDefund the Policeí movement still played a major role for the law enforcement-heavy community.
    ďThis race was about the brave men and women of the NYPD and all law enforcement,Ē Rep. Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) stated.
    Malliotakis will be the latest Republican to flip yet another seat in the House of Representatives.    She ran on her state assemblywoman history and focused on family values and low crime rates along with public safety.

11/12/2020 Trump Administration To Bar Americans From Investing In Chinese Firms by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    President Trump has ramped up financial pressure on mainland China by barring Americans from investing in that country.
    According to reports on Thursday, the Trump administration has enacted an executive order that prohibits Americans to invest in companies connected to the Chinese military.
    The order bans the purchases and sales of such firmís securities by American companies and individuals.    President Trump has mounted pressure on China over its alleged meddling in U.S. elections to help Joe Biden.
    The order has targeted Chinaís biggest companies, including in the tech and telecom sectors.

11/12/2020 Gunman Fires Several Shots On Busy Bronx Sidewalk by OAN Newsroom
NYPD officers (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
    New York authorities are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a crowded sidewalk in the Bronx on Tuesday.
    Surveillance video released on Wednesday showed a masked man dressed in all black, firing several shots onto a sidewalk.    He looked into a nearby deli and continued to shoot before fleeing the scene. No one was injured in the incident.
    Anyone with information on the shooter is asked to call the NYPDs crime stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

11/13/2020 Oil down $0.41 to $41.02, DOW down 318 to 29,080.

11/13/2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - COURT UPHOLDS COVID-19 ORDERS by Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the authority of Gov. Andy Beshear to issue executive orders in an emergency, following a challenge to those he delivered in response to COVID- 19.
    In a unanimous decision Thursday, the state high court found Beshear acted within the power granted to the governor under the Kentucky Constitution and state law to issue orders that have sparked heated political debate and rowdy public demonstrations at the Capitol.
    ďThe governorís orders were, and continue to be, necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Kentucky citizens,Ē said Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, who wrote the 103-page opinion for the seven-member court.
A demonstrator displays her message from the steps of the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort on May 2 to protest
restrictions imposed by the governor aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus. PAT MCDONOGH/COURIER JOURNAL
    In yet another bad day for Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 2,342 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths Thursday.
    This comes a day after Kentucky suffered a record-high number of cases, with 2,700 reported Wednesday.
    The positivity rate rose again, to 8.29%.    There are 1,311 people hospitalized with the virus, 299 in intensive care units and 163 on ventilators.    Ninety-eight Kentucky counties are now in the ďred zone,Ē which means they have 25 or more cases per 100,000 people.
    Heís more focused on recommendations for counties in the red zone, which include avoiding gatherings and in-person activities, ordering takeout and working from home whenever possible.
[18 deaths / 2342 cases = 0.007% a very low mortality rate].

11/13/2020 Whatís next for Republicans, Beshear after courtís ruling? By Morgan Watkins and Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    That sound you heard Thursday was the rattling of political sabers by angry Kentucky Republicans.
    Several GOP leaders lashed out at the state Supreme Courtís determination that Gov. Andy Beshearís COVID-19 orders are legal and necessary, trumpeting their desire to pass legislation that restricts his powers as coronavirus infections hit dangerously high levels.
    Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, fired offć a tweet calling the state Supreme Court ďliberalĒ and promised ďthe peopleís voice will be heard,Ē while Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Attorney General Daniel Cameron signaled, they want the legislature to review and limit the scope of Beshearís emergency authority.
    None of their statements mentioned how coronavirus cases are spiking in Kentucky or acknowledge the commonwealthís COVID death toll, which hit 1,622 on Thursday.
    The Republican Party of Kentucky likewise put out a statement saying itís a ďshameĒ the stateís highest court ďsided withĒ Beshear.    Party officials say they welcome legislative efforts to reexamine the governorís use of emergency powers without acknowledging the virusís ever-more-rapid spread.
    The state reported its highest-ever level of new cases the afternoon before the court ruling came out ó 2,700 fresh infections in just one day.    And the stateís rate for positive tests hit 8.12%, well above the 5% rate public health experts have pointed to as a baseline limit.
    Various GOP officials in Kentucky have raised concerns for months about Beshearís actions, which they see as executive overreach, and argue he has unfairly and arbitrarily impacted Kentuckiansí lives and businesses through such things as mask mandates and occupancy limits.
    Beshear ó by far the most powerful Democrat in Kentuckyís state government ó has countered that significant restrictions are required to protect people from a dangerous virus that spreads rapidly and near uncontrollably when left unchecked.
    Dr. Jon Klein, the vice dean for research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, told The Courier Journal that Beshearís regulations have helped slow the progress of the pandemic in Kentucky.
    But even more intervention from the governorís administration is likely needed ó and needed quickly ó to address the stateís spiking number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, Klein said.
    In addition to further consideration of restrictions on indoor dining and alcohol sales, he suggested there needs to be a widescale public relations campaign to warn about the risks of spreading COVID-19 at family gatherings over the coming holidays and into January.
    ďI think itís going to require a very direct effort from state government to try and get this under control,Ē Klein said.
    ďI donít think the current approaches that are in place are going to do more than just slow down the progress of the pandemic.    The pressure on the hospitals may occur later, but I think it still will occur without additional actions
    The Supreme Court noted the importance of Beshearís orders in its ruling, which unanimously upheld the governorís authority to issue those edicts and said ďthe interests of the vast majority take precedence over the individual business interests of any one person or entity.Ē     ďThe Governorís orders were, and continue to be, necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Kentucky citizens,Ē the court said.
    Nevertheless, Republican lawmakers have signaled their interest in changing the state law the governor used to issue those orders in the 2021 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
    The party ó which won big with Kentucky voters in the Nov. 3 election ó will have a dominant supermajority in both chambers when that session begins in January.
    Beshear is aware of the chatter among conservative lawmakers about restricting his powers, but he indicated Thursday he intends to keep doing what he can to limit the coronavirusís spread.
    ďThis ruling gives us the chance and an opportunity to get this virus back under control,Ē he said.
    That doesnít necessarily mean heíll issue a flurry of new edicts in the wake of the courtís ruling.
    ďWe have not been waiting on a (court) decision to put anything in place or not to,Ē he said at a virtual briefing Thursday.
    He noted his administration is looking at new enforcement techniques to ensure people comply with requirements he already issued.    ďRight now, compliance is our major issue,Ē he explained.
    As for whether heís worried the legislature will restrict his executive authority, Beshear said Thursdayís ruling indicated some aspects of his authority canít be removed by lawmakers because of the separation of powers.
    Regardless, he expressed hope lawmakers will wait until Kentucky gets through this pandemic before changing the scope of his powers under statute.
    ďThis concept that weíre going to fight in the legislative session over this ó letís just get through COVID,Ē he said.
    But Beshear can talk all he wants about the risks of limiting his emergency powers in the middle of a historic pandemic.    Ultimately, Republican legislators are in the driverís seat.
    Sen. Whitney Waterfield, Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said there is a ďstrong will amongst the Republican caucusesĒ to pass legislation restricting executive power related to the pandemic, though he is not for entirely removing such authority.
    ďI think emergency powers are important for the governor to have, and I donít think you can completely eliminate them or overly restrict them,Ē Waterfield said.    ďBut I think having healthy checks and balances to maintain the separation of powers is good thing, and to make sure that no one branch exceeds the power that theyíre supposed to use
    Senate President Robert Stivers released a measured response to Thursdayís ruling, indicating heíll take a deliberative approach.    ďWe are currently reviewing the 103-page opinion to see if we agree with the Court on legislative grants of power to the Governor and power granted to him through the Kentucky Constitution,Ē Stivers said. ďUpon reading and researching the opinion and these issues, I will propose an appropriate course of conduct for our chamber for the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session.Ē
    House Speaker David Osborne took a similar view.
    ďWe are currently reviewing todayís decision and will refrain from commenting directly on it.    However, it appears that the Courtís opinion provides further evidence of the great need to better define emergency powers granted by previous legislatures,Ē Osborne said in a statement.
    ďUltimately, the real issue is what can be done to ensure that the actions taken under a state of emergency follow the appropriate process, include necessary input, and provide consistent and logical guidance

11/13/2020 Election Audit Underway In Ga. Amid Tight Race by OAN Newsroom
Officials sort ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga. on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020. Election officials in
Georgiaís 159 counties are undertaking a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
    All 159 counties in Georgia are conducting an audit of each one of the almost 5 million ballots cast in this yearís presidential election.    While some counties began recounting by hand early on Thursday, every other county in the Peach State was required to begin counting by 9 a.m. Friday morning.
    Currently, Joe Biden leads by razor thin margins of less than one-percent in the state.    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the recount is an effort to restore confidence in the legitimacy of the election results.
    ďWith the margin being so close, it will require a full by hand recount in each county,Ē he stated.    ďThis will help build confidenceÖit will be an auditÖa recount and a re-canvass all at once
    Some accused the state of succumbing to pressure from the Trump campaign who is focusing itís efforts on legal battles surrounding alleged voter fraud in multiple states across the country and called on the secretary of state to resign.    However, Raffensperger said the recount ďmakes the most sense with the national significance and the closeness of this race
    All counties are required to complete counting by midnight on Wednesday, just two days ahead of the state certification deadline on November 20.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference with Fran Leathers, Director and Chair
Oconee County Board of Elections reflected at right, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have
announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

11/13/2020 130 Secret Service Officers Quarantine After COVID-19 Outbreak by OAN Newsroom
Flanked by members of his Secret Service detail, President Donald Trump greets guests during a campaign
stop/ Yesterday Trump was assigned the protection detail. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Dozens of secret service members responsible for protecting President Trump have been ordered to quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.
    According to reports on Friday, at least 130 officers have either tested positive or come in close contact with a coworker who tested positive.
A secret service agent scans the crowd as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    The outbreak has reportedly affected approximately 10 percent of the service, raising concerns over White House security.
    This came as President Trumpís campaign adviser, Corey Lewandowski, also tested positive for coronavirus this week.

11/13/2020 Lawsuits Over Ballot Counts Move Forward In Pa., Mich., Wis. Amid Alleged Instances Of Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Chester County, Pa. election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots at West
Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    After witnessing ongoing incidents of election fraud in the Badger State, a trio of voters in Wisconsin are taking matters into their own hands by filing a suit claiming the rights of all voters have been violated.
    In a filing Thursday, they affirmed Wisconsin officials counted illegal votes toward the final tally in violation of the First Amendment and the 14th Amendment.    The plaintiffs said ballot dumping and other instances of fraud disenfranchised legal voters in Dane, Menominee and Milwaukee counties.
    As a result, the plaintiffs said Wisconsin results must not be certified unless fraudulent votes are declared invalid.    Voters are not the only ones pushing back against fraud as a group of state senators in Michigan are demanding an audit of all election results this year.
    In a letter to the Michigan secretary of state Thursday, GOP state senators said they had identified thousands of cases of voter fraud.    The senators noted Michigan election officials counted illegal ballots, counted the same batches of ballots twice and backdated ballots.
    They added, Democrat officials also used false information to fill-out ballots, counted votes cast by dead people and did not signature-match ballots.
    During a demonstration outside of the capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, voters showed their support of their lawmakers while demanding a full recount must take place before the certification of results to ensure the election is fair and transparent.
    ďWeíre on the streets now and weíre in front of the state Capitols,Ē said conservative commentator Nick Fuentes.    ďAnd weíre not leaving until the state legislators allocate their electoral votes to President Trump for another four years
    County officials have admitted tens-of-thousands of ballots received have had errors from a lack of signature to an incorrect date.
    ďSo yesterday we had to return about 13,000 or so ballots and, you know, there were problematic ballots and we (the commissioners) discussed it,Ē explained Omar Sabir, the City Commissioner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.    ďThere was approximately about maybe 2,000 or so that, you know, that didnít have the secrecy envelope or didnít have a signature on the declaration envelope
    Amid the controversy, however, some officials are showing their support of the multiple efforts in Philadelphia and elsewhere across the nation for voters to have their voices heard.
    Meanwhile, 10,000 votes in Philadelphia are potentially under review due to ballot counting continuing past the stateís deadline.    Oral arguments for that case are slated for next week in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
FILE Ė In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, workers count Milwaukee County ballots at Central Count in Milwaukee. U.S. voters
went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trumpís response to the coronavirus pandemic, with a
surprising twist. In places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

11/13/2020 Ala. Sen.-Elect Tommy Tuberville Labels Biden A Socialist by OAN Newsroom
Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., poses with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and other newly
elected Republican senators, including. Sen.-elect Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Sen.-elect Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn.,
and Sen.-elect Roger Marshall, R-Kan., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)
    The newly-elected Republican senator out of Alabama slammed Joe Biden by stating the Democrat nominee wants to impose socialist policies on Americans.
    In a radio interview on Thursday, Tommy Tuberville said Biden intends to drag the country towards socialism, limit the rights of citizens and would also seek to reimpose coronavirus lockdowns.
    Tuberville also suggested Biden canít wait to get his hands-on Americansí money in order to redistribute the countryís wealth.    He went on to say itís a good thing Republicans are poised to hold their majority in the Senate as far-left Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress would change America beyond recognition.
    The Alabama senator-elect added, thanks to the rise of the far-left within the party, it appears Democrats are too busy fighting among themselves to get things done.

11/13/2020 N.Y. Business Owners Condemn New Curfew On Industry by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė Bartender Lindsay Pace pours a beer for a customer at Shade Bar NYC, Monday, June 22, 2020, in New York.
Restaurants, bars and gyms will have to close at 10 p.m. across New York state in the latest effort to curb the
spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
    Business owners in New York City are slamming state leaders amid tighter restrictions on dine-out services.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said starting Friday all restaurants, bars and gyms will close at 10 p.m.    This comes as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the state.
    The Democrat claimed contract tracing efforts have led health officials to several main areas where the virus is spreading.
    ďBars, restaurants, gyms, house partiesÖthatís where its coming from, primarily,Ē he stated.    ďAnd those are the ones that we can address
    However, the news has disappointed those in the hospitality industry who have been hit hard by the pandemicís economic challenges.    Food only services for pick-up and delivery will be allowed to continue, but all liquor sales must stop after 10 p.m.
    Additionally, gyms must also close at 10 p.m. and New York will limit parties at private residents to 10 people or less unless the household itself has more people.
    Staten Island will be labeled a ďyellow zone,Ē which requires schools to test students and faculty weekly.    It also limits houses of worship to 50 percent capacity.
    The governor said similar restrictions will be put in place in New Jersey to stop residents from crossing state lines in order to gather in large groups.
    Staten Island council member Joe Borelli took to social media, stating he will have more than 10 people in his house and will be bringing family from New Jersey on Thanksgiving despite the restrictions.
    Meanwhile, the New York City Hospitality Alliance is calling for compensation for businesses effected by the new lockdown orders.

11/13/2020 LAPD Forced To Dissolve Sexual Assault Unit Amid Budget Cuts by OAN Newsroom
File- Los Angeles Police officers patrol a sparsely populated Venice Beach boardwalk. (AP Photo)
    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is preparing for a drastic reorganization as itís forced into a $150 million budget cut.
    According to LAPD Chief Michel Moore this week, the department will immediately have to cut an estimated 350 positions.    He said the initial readjustment turns the departmentís attention toward its handling of daily calls and emergencies.    The chief noted cuts could only be made in specialty areas.
    ďI canít take those 350 people out of patrol, they would just absolutely decimate our patrol, staffing,Ē Moore explained.    ďSo weíre looking at our specialized areas, and some of them weíre downsizing and others weíre eliminating
    Officials fear the switch may result in officers being put on cases where they lack expertise.    However, Moore said the department will focus on keeping officers and detectives in areas where they have training.
    A total of 234 officers will be sent back into patrol.    The departments Sexual Assault Unit at the Robbery-Homicide Division is one of the groups to be dissolved.
    ďThe Sexual Assault Unit, this is one of the cutbacks that weíre doing within the realignment,Ē Moore stated.    ďThose specialized detectives will be moved out to the geographic bureaus
    This very unit was responsible for the investigations into movie producer Harvey Weinstein and USC physician George Tyndall.
    According to Moore, the department also plans to cut air support, gang and narcotics as well as robbery and homicide divisions.
    The reductions to the budget were first announced during summer, following widespread protests calling to defund the police after the death of George Floyd.    The budget also anticipates future cuts to all city agencies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    This comes as the cityís homicides this year have increased by 25 percent, marking more than 300 killings since 2009.
    As the department continues to work through this drastic change in the coming months, Moore said potential budget cuts may force the department to eliminate hundreds of more positions.

11/13/2020 Sen. Loefflerís Campaign Launches $1M Ad Buy In Ga. by OAN Newsroom
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler gestures to supporters after speaking
at a campaign rally Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Georgia Sen. Kelly Loefflerís reelection campaign has launched a $1 million ad buy.    The Republicanís campaign released two new ads on Thursday, slamming her Democrat opponent Raphael Warnock.
    Sen. Loeffler is fighting to hold her Senate seat in an extremely tight race, which is headed for a runoff election in January.
    The incumbent has frequently condemned her opponent as a member of the ďradical leftĒ and a proponent of Marxism as well as anti-American sentiment.    In the new ads, Loefflerís campaign argues the race is about saving America from such policies.
    The other Senate runoff race in Georgia is between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat John Ossof.    Both of these races have garnered national attention as they will determine which party will take control of the upper chamber next year.

11/13/2020 Stimulus Talks In Deadlock With Election Results Pending by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trumpís name is seen on a stimulus check issued by
the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
    Stimulus talks hit a deadlock in Congress as election results are still pending. Senate Democrats demanded an increased stimulus package Friday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling for an increase from Octoberís $2.2 trillion package.
    However, Senate Republicans have voiced opposition to the spending and, once again, pitched their narrowed $500 billion figure in response.    While citing the steadily recovering economy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a highly targeted stimulus will help more than a multi-trillion dollar deal.
    Stimulus negotiators are hoping Democrats will work with the White House and come to an agreement.
    ďMake no mistake, the White House is still engaged in this discussion,Ē stated Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.).    ďThe Presidentís numbers and Speaker Pelosiís numbers were pretty close before the election, so we hope we can get back into that level
    Congress will continue to work towards a stimulus in hopes of reaching an agreement before January.

11/13/2020 Gen. Milley Says Military Remains Steadfast Through Electoral Process by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, National Counterterrorism Center Director Christopher Miller testifies
during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President
Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and has replaced him with Miller. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is standing in support of President Trumpís newest Pentagon appointment.
    Earlier this week, Gen. Mark Milley delivered remarks alongside the newly named acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, who replaced Mark Esper on Monday.
    Despite mainstream media claims that the military may be at risk of corruption, Gen. Milley reiterated the commitment by service members to uphold their oath to support and defend the Constitution.
    ďAnd the motto of the United States Army for over 200 years, since June, 14 1775, the motto has been Ďthis we will defendí and the this refers to the Constitution,Ē stated the chairman.    ďAnd to protect the liberty of the American people
    His message followed similar assertions from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said this week that his department was ready to continue defending the nation throughout the entire electoral process.

11/13/2020 Calif., Wash., Ore. Governors Issue Travel Advisories by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
    The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued travel advisories ahead of the holidays in a move to stem the spread of coronavirus in their respective states.
    The advisories were announced on Friday and urge people that enter the states or return from outside states to self-quarantine.    The advisories also encourage people to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel as well as asking residents to stay local.
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) noted COVID-19 cases have doubled in the state over the past two weeks.
    ďEvery single day matters,Ē Gov. Inslee stated.    ďWe cannot wait until our hospitalsí halls are lined with gurneys waiting for rooms before we take decisive action
    On Thursday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Ore.) said if the state doesnít act immediately it will reach a breaking point.    Meanwhile, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) recently noted the state passed 1 million coronavirus cases.

11/13/2020 RNC Investing $20M In Ga. For GOP Senate Candidates by OAN Newsroom
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a press conference alongside White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany at the
Republican National Committee headquarters on November 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    The Republican National Committee is pumping millions into Georgia to make sure Republicans come out on top in the stateís Senate runoffs.
    On Friday, the RNC announced it is investing $20 million for 600 staffers to campaign for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).
U.S. Sen David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) speaks at a campaign event to supporters at a restaurant on November 13, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia.
There is a runoff election between Loeffler and Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock scheduled for Jan. 5, along with a second Senate runoff
between Republican incumbent David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images).
    RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement that said, ďGeorgians are counting on Republicans to block Democrats from raising taxes, packing the Supreme Court and giving government control over health care

11/13/2020 Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Ga. Dem Senate Candidate For Alleged China Ties by OAN Newsroom
Donald Trump Jr. pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium
on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    The Presidentís son called out a Democrat congressional candidate for his alleged connection to China.
    Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter on Friday and said ďImagine my shock, another Dem candidate with financial ties to China
    He added Democrat Jon Ossoff quietly disclosed financial ties to the Pro-CCP Hong Kong media company.
    Ossoff is currently running for Senate in Georgia against Republican senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) in the run-off election in January.    However, critics are concerned over his ties to the Chinese company, whose owner has voiced his opposition to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff speaks at a campaign event on November 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ossoffís challenge
to incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) has gone to a runoff that will be decided in January. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

11/13/2020 President Trump: Vaccine Should Be Approved In Coming Weeks by OAN Newsroom
US President Donald Trump looks on after delivering an update on ďOperation Warp SpeedĒ in the Rose Garden of the White House
in Washington, DC on November 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump touted the success of Operation Warp Speed for helping Pfizer develop a vaccine.    In Fridayís press conference, the President said his administration invested nearly 2 billion dollars into Pfizerís efforts.
    He added vaccines normally take 8 to 12 years to develop but Operation Warp Speed developed one in less than a year.
    The President also said he is working on getting the vaccine approved through emergency use authorization.    He warned that tightening restrictions could worsen the economic effects of the pandemic.
    ďA national lockdown costs 50 billion dollars a day and hundreds-of-thousands of jobs every single day,Ē President Trump stated.    ďIdeally, we wonít go into a lockdown.    This administration will not be going into a lockdown
    President Trump added the vaccine will go out to frontline workers and vulnerable populations as soon as it gets approved.    It will be widely available to Americans by April.

11/13/2020 Million MAGA March To Kick Off In Washington D.C. On Saturday by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrate outside of the White House ahead of Saturdayís Million MAGA March on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC.
The group clashed with counter-protesters organized by Shutdown DC at Black Lives Matter Plaza. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
    President Trump said itís heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support he has been receiving. On Friday, the President took to Twitter to express his gratefulness as well as mention the Million MAGA March that kicks off in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
    Trump supporters are hoping to draw attention to allegations of voter fraud and demand a free and fair election in the nationís capital.
    Supporters from as far as San Diego, Calif. are expected to make appearances to fight for a fair and free election.
    Meanwhile, counter-protesters are expected to hold their own demonstrations that day.
    Security is expected to be tight with law enforcement standing by to ensure protests remain peaceful.

11/14/2020 Oil down $0.75 to $40.17, DOW up 400 to 29,480.

11/14/2020 AFTER THE ELECTION - Does Trump losing scenario hold up? Experts simulated possible crises for outcomes in presidential race by Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Joe Biden is projected to win a narrow victory in the Electoral College, sparking a massive disinformation campaign about fraudulent mail-in ballots from right-wing media and President Donald Trumpís administration.    The president refuses to concede, few Republican officials recognize his loss and concerns grow about Department of Justice intervention and what happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House.
THEY ARE EVEN STATING "Paul has been publicly spreading misinformation not only about the coronavirus but also about mail-in voting in the wake of the Nov. 3 election, which President Donald Trump lost to former Vice President Joe Biden.    Paul has suggested ó without proof ó that there may have been major fraud problems with the absentee ballots registered voters throughout the country mailed in for the presidential election

11/14/2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - State shatters 1-day case, death records by Ayana Archie, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced a record 25 coronavirus- related deaths and 3,173 new cases as the virus continues to surge in the Bluegrass State.
    The new cases eclipsed a single-day high that was set just two days earlier.
    ďThis is the toughest spot weíve been in so far,Ē Beshear said in a statement urging Kentuckians to fight the spread.     ďPlease follow those red zone county recommendations and school recommendations.    You must do your part.    If you are not wearing a mask, you are putting yourself at personal risk
    Fridayís record total comes after the state reported a then-record of 2,700 on Wednesday, which was followed by 2,342 on Thursday.    Kentucky also has been setting weekly records over the past month or so, and this week appears on target to top those.
    The positivity rate in Kentucky also continued its climb, coming in at 8.68% Friday ó the highest itís been since the state began releasing daily rates in mid-July. The rate is also well above the 5% public health experts have pointed to as a baseline limit.
    Dr. Jason Smith, the chief medical officer for University of Louisville Health, said Friday the surge in cases has occurred faster than public health officials predicted.
    ďI think weíre seeing a larger spike not just in Kentucky but across the nation sooner than we expected, which is concerning,Ē Smith said.
    And he expects it will keep rising in coming weeks.
    ďMy guess is that after Thanksgiving and after the holidays around Christmas, that itís going to increase again if people donít stay home and try to social distance as much as possible,Ē he said.
    Smith predicted Kentucky will see ďtwice as many people in the hospitalĒ with COVID-19 by the end of the year.
    There are 1,358 people in the hospital due to the coronavirus, with 307 patients in intensive care units and 147 on ventilators.
    Overall, the state has seen 132,844 total cases and 1,647 deaths.
    All but 26 of Kentuckyís 120 counties.
[25 deaths / 3,173 cases = 0.007% still a low mortality rate and hopefully we are building up herd immunity in the increase cases.].

11/14/2020 Dozens Wounded In Peru As Protesters And Police Clash Amid Political Crisis by Marco Aquino
FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators clash with police during protests following the impeachment
of President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
    LIMA (Reuters) Ė At least 27 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protestors as thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demonstrate against the dismissal of President Martin Vizcarra, police and rights groups said on Friday.
    The unrest over the last four nights, and other more peaceful protests in the capital Lima and other cities, are piling pressure on a fragmented Congress and the new government of President Manuel Merino.
    On Thursday night, police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters, some of whom threw rocks at police and destroyed store windows and cash machines.    The demonstrations were among the largest in two decades in Peru.
    Vizcarra, a politically unaffiliated centrist who is popular with voters, was ousted on Monday in an impeachment trial over allegations he received bribes Ė accusations he denies.
    Merino, a member of the center-right Popular Action party who had been the head of Congress, swore in his new cabinet on Thursday and called for calm.
    Peruís National Human Rights Coordinator said 11 people wounded on Thursday, including some journalists.    A Lima hospital said at least two people had been injured by rubber bullets. Police put the number at 27, including injured officers.
    ďAll of Peru is fired up, weíre all very angry,Ē said Jose Vega, a protester in Lima.
    Some carried banners comparing Merino to the coronavirus pandemic and saying he did not represent them.
    ďThey treat us poorly.    Weíve only come to protest against injustice,Ē Vega said.    ďWe are all feeling pain. So, Iím saying to everyone letís not give up
    Interior Minister Gastůn RodrŪguez denied reports that the police had used lethal weapons and said that they had only fired tear gas and rubber bullets when a protest had got out of hand.
    ďThe reaction of the police occurs when there is an attack on public property or when there is a direct attack as happened yesterday,Ē he told reporters.
    Police said the protest had left 16 civilians injured, mostly by rubber bullets, and 11 policemen were also injured.
    Vizcarra oversaw an anti-graft campaign that led to frequent clashes with Congress in a country that has a history of political upheaval and corruption.    A judge on Friday ordered Vizcarra not to leave Peru while prosecutors now investigate the allegations against him.
    The crisis precipitated by his departure has rattled Peru, the worldís no. 2 copper producer, and seen its sol currency scraping record lows.    It fell again on Friday and the central bank said it would keep intervening to help stabilize the currency.
    International human rights groups have expressed concern about the use of force by police against protesters and the Organization of American States has called for Peruís Constitutional Court to give clarity on the constitutionality of the impeachment process.
    Countries including the United States and Britain have expressed their concern about the situation and said holding new elections as planned is key.    Most statements have not referred to interim President Merino directly.
    ďWeíre in the streets spontaneously and peacefully defending Peruvian democracy from an abuse by Congress,Ē said Gino Costa, a lawmaker from the progressive Morado Party who joined Thursdayís protests.
(Reporting by Marco Aquino and Reuters TV; Writing by Adam Jourdan and Dave Sherwood; editing by Nick Macfie and Rosalba OíBrien)


11/14/2020 Water Cannon Fired At Frankfurt Anti-Lockdown Rally
Police officers use a water cannon against left-wing demonstrators standing on a road to stop a protest against the government's restrictions,
amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Frankfurt, Germany, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
    MUNICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) Ė German police fired water cannon during an anti-lockdown rally in Frankfurt on Saturday and eventually broke up the gathering as rules like wearing masks and socially distancing were not observed.
    About 600 people from the loosely organized Querdenker movement that opposes the governmentís measures to halt the rise in coronavirus infections took to the streets in Frankfurt.
    Police used water cannon to free up the route of the rally, which was blocked several times by about 300 people protesting against the Querdenkers.
    A police spokesman said the rally was broken up after protesters repeatedly disregarded rules on wearing masks and keeping a distance from each other.
    Meanwhile, leading politicians said any quick relaxation of the countryís November lockdown was unlikely.    Germany has imposed measures dubbed a ďlockdown lightĒ to rein in a second wave of the pandemic. While restaurants are closed, schools and shops so far remain open.
    Health Minister Jens Spahn said at an online event of Chancellor Angela Merkelís conservative party that hard weeks, possibly even months, lie ahead.
    ďIt takes a very long time even with very severe measures (to get infection rates down),Ē Spahn said, pointing to the Southern German Berchtesgaden district, which has been in a full lock-down since Oct. 20.
    Bavariaís conservative Prime Minister Markus Soeder said that he does not expect any lockdown rules to be eased before the end of November.
    ďWhether they need to be extended?    Possibly, we will see,Ē he said, adding that decisions would be taken depending how the pandemic evolves in the next two weeks.
    And Baden-Wuerttembergís Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann told daily Augsburger Allgemeine that relaxing lockdown measures at Christmas would be possible only if the rate of new infections decreases in a significant way.
    Germany reported a rise of confirmed coronavirus cases by 22,461 to a total 775,556, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.    The reported death toll rose by 178 to 12,378.
(Reporting by Joern Poltz and Arno Schuetze; Editing by Frances Kerry)

11/14/2020 ĎCanít Take Any Moreí: Lisbonís Bar, Restaurant Workers Protest Amid COVID-19 Rules by Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereirabr>
Bar, restaurant and nightclub workers protest against coronavirus measures they say
are killing the sector, in Lisbon, Portugal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Catarina Demony
    LISBON (Reuters) Ė Paula Barrosoís bar in Lisbon has been shut for eight months and she already had to let some workers go due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now she is scared she will not be able to make ends meets much longer.
    Barroso, 54, was one of hundreds of bar, restaurant and nightclub workers who protested in Lisbon on Saturday as a partial weekend lockdown kicked in across most of the country.
    ďWe are in mourning and we have to survive,Ē Barroso said as she stood among a crowd calling on authorities to allow them to work.    ďThe government does not support us and we cannot die, we cannot stay in the dark
    Bars and nightclubs have been closed since March and although restaurants have since reopened, owners and workers fear that the new restrictions to fight the virus could kill the sector.
    At weekends, a lockdown is in place from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m., during which all commercial outlets and restaurants must shut, although there are some exceptions.    A night-time curfew is also in force during weekdays.
    Portuguese chef Paulo Silva said a recent 25 million-euro ($30 million) government scheme allowing restaurants to apply for compensation to make up for income lost over the weekend is not enough.
    ďI had 23 employees and I already had to fire eight,Ē said Silva, who has already closed one of his two restaurants.
    ďIt was the saddest day of my life and now I canít take it anymore
    The government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa says the new measures are necessary to bring the pandemic under control and avoid stricter restrictions next month.
    The country of just over 10 million people has recorded 211,266 coronavirus cases and 3,305 deaths.    Like much of the rest of Europe it is battling a second wave: infections hit 6,653 cases on Friday, the highest daily figure since the pandemic started.
    ďCompanies are making an effort to carry on, but it can be the death of many because they can no longer bear it,Ē said 48-year-old chef Paula Janeiro.
(Reporting by Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira; Editing by Frances Kerry)

11/14/2020 President Trump Slams N.Y. Gov. Cuomo For Doubting COVID Vaccine by OAN Newsroom
    In this Oct. 21, 2020, photo provided by the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a news
conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
    President Trump recently slammed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for politicizing the coronavirus vaccine.
    While speaking from the Rose Garden Friday, the President criticized Cuomoís approach. He said the Democratís policy will prevent New York residents from receiving a COVID vaccine until third party specialists review its safety and effectiveness.
    ďAs soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population with the exception of places like New York state,Ē stated President Trump.    ďÖI think itís very bad from a health standpoint, but he (Cuomo) wants to take his time with the vaccine
    Even though Operation Warp Speed is using companies with a successful track record and is being vetted by medical experts, Gov. Cuomo has been slow to trust it.
    Although Cuomo lacks any formal medical knowledge, he believes itís in the best interest for New Yorkers to stall on receiving the desperately needed vaccine.
    "But he doesnít trust the fact that itís this White House, this administration, President Trump noted.    ďSo, we wonít be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so and that pains me to say that
    Itís not just the President who has been critical of the Democrat governorís response to the virus.    In fact, many bipartisan medical experts have condemned Cuomoís lack of action.
    It was reported that the Cuomo skipped 17 governors-only meetings regarding the virus despite governing one of the states most affected by the outbreak.
Medical works operate a testing tent at a COVID-19 mobile testing site, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    The New York governor insisted he has his state under control and said he believes President Trump is taking his initiative to get extra vaccine approval out of context.    Cuomo believes New York will not lag on the matter considering they will begin testing the vaccine shortly after the FDA begins to test it.
    ďGovernor Cuomo, will have to let us know when heís ready for it,Ē stated the President.    ďOtherwise, we canít we canít be delivering it to a state that wonít be giving it to its people immediately
    Meanwhile, New York has seen a recent surge in COVID cases and would be one of the stateís to benefit from a vaccine the most.

11/14/2020 President Trump: COVID Vaccine Should Be Approved In Coming Weeks by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    The Trump administration is looking to push Pfizerís vaccine through the regulatory red tape and out to the American people.
    On Friday, President Trump updated the public on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic while also touting the success of Operation Warp Speed.
    ďThe average development timeline for the vaccine, including clinical tests and manufacturing, can take eight to 12 years,Ē he explained.    ďThrough Operation Warp Speed, weíre doing it in less than one year
    The President said the administration invested nearly $2 billion into Pfizer, so they could manufacture and distribute 100 million doses of their vaccine. He noted their deal with the biotech company includes an additional $600 million doses after their initial batch gets out to Americans.
    ďIf you had a different administration with different people, what weíve done would have taken, in my opinion, three, four or five years and it would have been in the FDA forever,Ē said President Trump.
    Earlier this week, Pfizer announced their vaccine candidate was more than 90-percent effective at combating COVID-19.    This was reported in their first interim analysis of their phase three clinical trials and they will continue examining the vaccineís effects as more data comes through.
    ďWe will work to secure an emergency use authorization, which should be coming down extremely soon, and my administration will then coordinate the distribution of the vaccine and it will be approved,Ē stated the President.    ďI think, again, it will be approved very, very quickly, we hope
    In the meantime, President Trump has predicted the vaccine will be approved by the FDA in the coming weeks.    He said as soon as the agency gives him the green-light to distribute the vaccine, he will immediately dish it out to frontline workers and vulnerable Americans.
    Additionally, the administration will expand production to reach out to the greater public by April.

11/14/2020 Housing Market Grows As People Leave Cities For Suburbs by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, a housing development stands in El Dorado Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
    With working-from-home becoming the norm, the housing market is growing due to low mortgage rates and a surge in housing demand.
    The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, known as Freddie Mac, reported this week that despite recent bumps following news of a possible vaccine, rates are still about one percent lower than they were a year ago.
    This comes as the Mortgage Bankers Association found mortgage applications to purchase a home are up compared to the same time last year.    According to the National Association of Realtors, the increase in demand has been reported across the country and is leading to an increase in home prices.
    ďWeíre at the early stages of really a monumental rise in home prices that we think is going to be tremendous for the builders, particularly for their margins,Ē explained Stephen Kim, an analyst at Evercore ISI.    ďAnd I think we are actually pretty much on the end of this
    Specifically, the biggest jumps in pricing were seen in the suburban areas outside of major cities like the 27.3 percent jump in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is just north of Long Island.
    A third-quarter report by gig-work site Upwork found that between 14 to 23 million people are considering moving due to working remotely with one-in-five of them moving away from their current homes in major cities.
    As a result, landlords in major cities are desperate to lure back tenants with New York City real estate appraiser Miller Samuel reporting Friday the rise in apartment vacancies in the five boroughs has lead to one of the most dramatic drops in rent in recent years.

11/14/2020 Speaker Pelosi Calls Out Facebook For Not Following Mass
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Big Tech for having what appears to be double standards when it comes to political censorship.
    During a news briefing Friday, Pelosi called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly refusing to censor conservative content or what she called ďelection misinformation
    ďIím not a big fan of Facebook,Ē she stated.    ďI donít know what they have been doing, but I know theyíve been part of the problem all along
    Facebook has found itself in the cross-hairs of political leaders and other tech companies.
    Beginning in the late spring of 2020, Zuckerberg openly refused to censor information put out by President Trump.    The tech CEO stated that while he disagrees with the Presidentís tweets, he refuses to limit his speech.
    Pelosi argued, however, that media companies have a certain responsibility when it comes to monitoring content on their sites [Come on Nancy that is what they do in Communist Russia and Socialist countries and is what your party has been trying to do for the last 4 years and it is not hard to see as the FAKE NEWS mainstream stations and Big Tech is already doing it.].
ďThe technology is a blessing, but itís a double-edged sword in terms of communication democratizing the spread of information,Ē she asserted.    ďSo I would hope that they would have some sense of responsibility, because they were very much a part of causing this problem to begin with
    Pelosi said she would like to see Facebook join the ranks of other tech companies who have made an effort to censor the posts and accounts of conservative personalities.

11/14/2020 N.D. Issues Statewide Mask Mandate by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the
state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
    North Dakota announced a statewide mask mandate as the state sees record breaking coronavirus numbers.    Gov. Doug Burgumís (R) office released a list of health safety measures Friday, which seek to curb the rising number of those infected with COVID-19.
    Face-coverings will now be required indoors for places of businesses and public areas as well as outdoor sections where social distancing isnít possible.    The order excludes those under the age of five and permits religious services to be held without masks.
    The Republican governor urged North Dakotans to behave responsibility and protect each other.
    The mandate comes in preparation for the holiday season, which officials warn may see another wave of the virus. Health experts are monitoring the stateís handling of the virus and may issue more safety regulations if conditions worsen or if more deaths are reported.

11/14/2020 Newly-Elected House Reps. Take Part In Orientation by OAN Newsroom
Lauren Boebert, Republican candidate in Coloradoís 3rd Congressional District, is interviewed outside her restaurant,
Shooters Grill, late Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Rifle, Colo. (McKenzie Lange/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP)
    The House of Representativesí new member dinner will have its format altered to limit possible spread of the coronavirus.
    The House held their first day of new member orientation this week, which is the first of several events to get the freshman class acclimated to Washington, D.C.
    Among the representatives gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for dinner was a record number of new Republican women.
    ďItís an incredible honor to join so many women in the GOP who won their elections,Ē stated Lauren Boebert, (R) Rep.-elect Colorado.    ďIím excited in Coloradoís Third District, I am not only the first female to represent that district, but Iím the first mom and itís an incredible honor to bring those values to Washington, DC in a time where I think we need more common sense and more citizen led legislature
    A second orientation will be held later this month, where the newly elected representatives will have the chance to begin hiring staff before moving into their offices.

11/14/2020 Antidepressant Drug Reportedly Helps Fight COVID by OAN Newsroom
A sign indicates COVID-19 curbside testing at the Hackley Community Care COVID-19 at 2700 Baker Street
in Muskegon Heights, Mich., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
    An antidepressant may reportedly help fight severe illnesses in coronavirus patients.    According to reports on Friday, a clinical trial in St. Louis, Missouri showed the drug fluvoxamine may help prevent worsening conditions in patients who are not yet hospitalized.
    The Washington University School of Medicine tested 152 patients.    Those who received the antidepressant saw no ďclinical deterioration,Ē while six patients who did not receive the drug did.
    Dr. Alban Gaultier with the Virginia School of Medicine reported this clinical trial showed significant results.
    ďThis is extremely comforting, nevertheless, we need to repeat our study with a larger number of patients, which is going to be called a Phase 3 clinical trial,Ē he explained.    ďAnd I think itís going to start soon
    Dr. Gaultier compared the antidepressant as an ibuprofen for coronavirus, which is something patientís could take early on to allegedly monitor their condition.

11/15/2020 ELECTIONS 2020 - Red wave leaves Ky. Democrats powerless - Party pins its hopes on resurgence after Trump by Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Gov. Andy Beshearís victory in the 2019 election gave Kentucky Democrats a glimmer of hope going into the contest on Nov. 3.
    But Republicans thoroughly snuffed it out as they dominated up and down the ballot to solidify Kentuckyís status as a deeply red state.
    Not only did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breeze to a larger than-expected 20-point victory over Democrat Amy McGrath, but Republicans also are on pace to win a historic 75-seat supermajority in the state House.
    Kentuckians have been voting for Republicans in federal elections for decades, but Democrats often split their tickets by voting for state and local officials down the ballot.
    On Nov. 3, that was no longer the case, as President Donald Trump again led the way at the top of the ticket, winning by more than 25 points.
    While some Democratic incumbents in the state legislature hung on to their seats in 2016 despite Trump dominating their districts ó even managing.
[We just need to get rid of our over-reaching Governor who we cannot still understand how he got elected since only Republicans for every other position and even the present election was all red.].

11/15/2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - State again breaks daily case record by Ayana Archie, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 3,303 new positive coronavirus cases Saturday, with 11 deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear announced, breaking the single-day record for new cases in the state for the second day in a row.
    Saturdayís total marks the third time this week the state has broken its daily case record, after reporting a then-record of 2,700 on Wednesday and a then record of 3,173 on Friday. Kentucky also has been setting weekly records over the past month or so, and this week appears on target to top those.
    Beshear urged Kentuckians to take the virus seriously, saying additional steps may be coming if the numbers donít improve.
    ďIf we donít grab ahold of those red zone county reduction recommendations, if we donít see those steps being done and ultimately see those numbers coming down, we are going to have no choice but to take additional steps as we move forward,Ē he said in a press release.
    The commonwealth has seen 1,500 cases and 68 deaths in the last four days alone, and the positivity rate is now at 8.95%.    Kentucky has had total of 136,137 positive coronavirus cases, with 1,658 deaths.
    There were 1,378 people hospitalized Saturday due to the coronavirus, 308 in intensive care units and 167 on ventilators.
    ďSo please, do your part.    Do your civic duty.    Wear your mask.    There is so much suffering out there right now,Ē Beshear said.    ďIf weíre not careful, itís going to get even worse than this, which is almost unimaginable compared to where we were months ago
[11 deaths / 3,303 cases = 0.003% and the only thing getting worse is your comments as more cases is more herd immunity].

11/15/2020 Thousands Of Peruvians Rally Against Manuel Merino, Interim Government Stands Firm by Marco Aquino
A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of former Peru's Congress Manuel Merino and Peru's interim President Merino as they take part in a protest
against the decision of Congress to remove former President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
    LIMA (Reuters) Ė Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets again on Saturday in rallies against President Manuel Merino, while his interim government continued to defend as ďconstitutionalĒ this weekīs abrupt ouster of former president Martin Vizcarra.
    Protesters jammed many plazas in downtown Lima in the afternoon, with demonstrations beginning peacefully but growing more intense by early evening.
    Early in the day, in the central Plaza San MartŪn, hundreds of mostly young protesters unveiled a massive Peruvian flag and sang the national anthem.    Later, a band of hooded protesters confronted police, throwing rocks and fireworks at them, and security forces fired back with tear gas.
    The city echoed with sirens, shouts and chants of protesters demanding Merinoīs removal.
    Earlier, Prime Minister Ńntero Flores-ArŠoz told reporters that Vizcarraīs removal on corruption charges by the opposition-dominated Congress had been legal.    He said Merino had no intention of caving to demands from protesters that he resign.
    ďThis was a constitutional change,Ē Flores-ArŠoz said.    ďWe ask people for understanding.    We donīt want to descend into chaos and anarchy
    Earlier this week, some of the largest protests in decades roiled Peruīs capital, with dozens injured in clashes between protesters and security forces.    Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to tame the unrest, and humans rights groups said their use of force was excessive.
    ďGiven the situation, young people cannot be indifferent, we must demand respect,Ē said Sonia Julca, an economist from the University of Callao.    ďThe people are against this government led by Merino
    Merino, a member of the center-right Popular Action party who had been the head of Congress, moved quickly to swear in a new cabinet this week after Vizcarra was removed on Monday. He has called for calm and promised to stick with a plan for presidential elections in April.
    Vizcarra, a politically unaffiliated centrist who is popular with Peruvians, oversaw an anti-graft campaign that led to frequent clashes with Congress in a country that has a history of political upheaval and corruption.
    The former president has yet to be found guilty of the corruption charges brought against him during the impeachment hearing prior to his ouster.
(Reporting by Marco Aquino and Reuters TV; Writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by David Gregorio)

11/15/2020 Coronavirus Emerged In Italy Earlier Than Thought, Italian Study Shows by Giselda Vagnoni
FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk on a street, as the number of people infected by the coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) continues to rise, in Venice, Italy, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri/File Photo
    ROME (Reuters) Ė The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy since September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that COVID-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.
    The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory disease it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, in central China, in December.
    Italyís first COVID-19 patient was detected on Feb. 21 in a little town near Milan, in the northern region of Lombardy.
    But the Italian researchersí findings, published by the INTís scientific magazine Tumori Journal, show that 11,6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February.
    A further specific SARS-CoV-2 antibodies test was carried out by the University of Siena for the same research titled ďUnexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy.Ē
    It showed that four cases dated back to the first week of October were also positive for antibodies neutralizing the virus, meaning they had got infected in September, Giovanni Apolone, a co-author of the study, told Reuters.
    ďThis is the main finding: people with no symptoms not only were positive after the serological tests but had also antibodies able to kill the virus,Ē Apolone said.
    ďIt means that the new coronavirus can circulate among the population for long and with a low rate of lethality not because it is disappearing but only to surge again,Ē he added.
    Italian researchers told Reuters in March that they reported a higher than usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last quarter of 2019 in a sign that the new coronavirus might have circulated earlier than previously thought.
(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

11/15/2020 Tens Of Thousands Attend Million MAGA March by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Trump participate in the ďMillion MAGA MarchĒ from Freedom Plaza to the
Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    On Saturday, supporters of President Trump stormed the nationís capital to protest allegations of voter fraud during the presidential election.    Tens-of-thousands of demonstrators gathered near the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court to take part in the Million MAGA March.
    ďI think that as a country, we need to stand up and unite and stand together for truth and for our freedom,Ē said a Trump supporter.    ďOur freedoms are being infringed
    Many demonstrators waved American flags as well as pro-Trump flags that read ďTrump 2020Ē and ďMAGA country.Ē    Demonstrators in the streets stated theyíre preserving voter integrity.
    ďI mean, itís very peaceful,Ē President Trump supporter and Oregon resident Mark Callahan stated.    ď[There is] a lot of energy here and thereís a lot of Trump supporters that are upset because Biden and his cronies and the radical left are trying to steal the election
    President Trump made an appearance at the event with the motorcade driving slowly to the tune of uproarious applause.    Supporters hooted and hollered as the motorcade drove by, chanting ďfour more yearsĒ and ďstop the steal
President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    After he attended the event, the President issued a tweet expressing confidence in his teamís legal challenges.
    ďThere was a lot of prayer and I believe that our country needs prayer,Ē noted Tanya, a President Trump supporter and Manassas, Virginia resident.    ďEverybody needs to ask God for mercy and trust and peace because the country is very, very divided
    She added that she believes President Trump is a unifier.
    The President also blasted ĎFox Newsí and other mainstream media outlets for appearing not to cover the Million MAGA March. He said ĎFox Newsí and the fake news networks arenít showing the massive gatherings in support of him.
    President Trump added that instead of covering the events, ĎFoxí and others have reporters standing in almost nearly empty streets.    The President noted that we now have suppression by the press.
    In the meantime, the Trump campaign has lawsuits pending regarding election results in several key battleground states including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
    The campaign hopes to get the cases handed down before members of the electoral college cast their votes on December 14.

11/15/2020 Trump Supporters Attacked, Harassed By Mob In D.C. by OAN Newsroom
Counter-protesters hold shields as they stand next to a small fire during a protest following the ďMillion MAGA MarchĒ
from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Supporters of
U.S. President Donald Trump gathered to protest voter fraud. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    As Trump supporters turned out in Washington D.C. to rally for the President, radical left rioters turned what was a peaceful protest into a violent clash.
    Several videos captured just one of the attacks on a Trump supporter Saturday.    The footage showed an unnamed man surrounded by alleged Antifa members before he was sucker-punched from behind, while he tried to fend off attacks from several people.
    Two counter-protesters were also seen stomping on his neck and head as he lay on the ground before snatching his phone.    Other videos also captured the harassment and threats the man faced as he tried to walk away.
    President Trump took to Twitter to denounce the violence on the streets of D.C. and commented specifically on this attack.    He said those responsible were arrested.
    This followed a series of tweets by the President that slammed Antifa as well as the capitolís mayor.
    Additionally, the radical left mobs did not stop at those who tried to fight back but also went after those who were trying to peacefully leave once violence broke out.
    Another demonstrator was stabbed in the back, which left him hospitalized, while alleged Antifa members burned American flags in the streets.
    Meanwhile, President Trump took aim at the mainstream media for not covering the violent attacks on his supporters.    He said the silent media is the enemy of the people.

11/15/2020 Mich. Gov. Issues New COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Surge In Cases by OAN Newsroom
Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    On Sunday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) announced new rules meant to limit the number of indoor gatherings.    Whitmer said indoor gatherings would be limited to 10 people from two households and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25.
    In recent weeks coronavirus cases have risen in the state, which health officials largely attribute to an increase in indoor gatherings as the weather becomes colder.

11/15/2020 Gun Rights Groups Challenges Md., Calif. Legislation by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
    A gun-rights advocacy group has taken on state legislation across the country that they say violates the second amendment.    The nonprofit group, ĎSecond Amendment Foundation,í sued the state of Maryland and challenged its requirements to obtain a conceal carry permit.
    Maryland law states that people who want to apply for a permit must demonstrate ďgood and substantial reason.Ē    This means the applicant must provide evidence to back up their claim, including police reports and notarized statements.
    The ĎSecond Amendment Foundationí claimed the law greatly reduces the number of permits approved as well as discriminates against regular people with no criminal record and Sen. Michael Hough (R-Md.) agreed.
    ďItís almost impossible to get a concealed carry permit in this state,Ē Sen. Hough noted.    ďUnfortunately, the Maryland General Assembly is more concerned about dealing with hunting rifles and shotguns than allowing people to actually protect themselves or go after criminals that are using guns in crimes
    This came after the group recently sued the state of California and called its Gun Rosterí unconstitutional.    The roster bans thousands of hand-gun models, which the SAF stated stops Californians from purchasing the firearms in common use for self-defense.    The group has argued the constitutional right to bear arms outweighs any state legislation to limit gun sales.

11/15/2020 Report: Biden Cancer Initiative Donates No Money To Cancer Research by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Tax filings revealed Joe Bidenís cancer charity took in millions of dollars but devoted none of that money to grants or actual cancer research.    Newly discovered federal tax data shows the charity paid out $3 million of their $4.8 million in staff salaries.
    Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, established the organization in 2017 to help develop treatments for cancer.    However, the charity reportedly never gave out a single grant to research funds.
    Additionally, multiple former Obama administration health officials received salaries from the charity, which exceeded the amounts they were making during their time at the White House.
    The groupís president, Gregory Simon, was one of the highest earners in the company.    He raked in almost $430,000 in the 2018 fiscal year, which doubled his nearly $224,000 salary of 2017.
    Spokespersons for the group have stated the main point of the charity was not to give out grants, however, its mission statement remains ambiguous, stating the company will provide ďurgentĒ solutions to the treatment and prevention of cancer.
    The charity quickly fell apart after just two years of operations in 2019, following Bidenís decision to focus on running for the President.
    Now, the charity has paused operations and Simon said without the Bidenís at the helm it has become increasingly difficult to gain traction.

11/16/2020 Coronavirus pandemic - Kentuckyís total weekly cases again hit record high by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky again recorded a record-high weekly total of new coronavirus cases, with 1,449 additional cases and three more deaths reported Sunday.
    The state has set weekly records over the past month, with the rate for positive tests also increasing, sitting at 8.88% Sunday.
    Kentucky passed its daily record three times last week, reporting 3,303 new cases Saturday.
    'Coronavirus is present in every corner of the commonwealth, and itís spreading at a truly alarming rate,' Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement.    'This is not a drill; this is a health emergency that we all need to take seriously.    Letís come together as Team Kentucky to defeat this virus.'
    Counties with the newest cases Sunday were Jefferson (346), Fayette (21), Hardin (84), Kenton (38) and Nelson (36.)
    There were 1,383 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus Sunday, including 330 in intensive care units and 156 on ventilators.
    Dr. Steven Stack, the stateís public health commissioner, reminded people to maintain social distance, wear a mask and wash hands often.
    'Kentuckyís state motto is ĎUnited We Stand, Divided We Fall.í    This motto has never been more applicable than now, as we fight the deadliest pandemic in over 100 years,' Stack said in a statement.    'Unless Kentuckians come together, we will continue on this dangerous trajectory with disastrous consequences.'
    There have been 137,586 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and 1,661 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data.     Indiana reported 6,844 new cases and 22 additional deaths Sunday, bringing the stateís totals to 251,597 cases and 4,660 deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[3 deaths / 1,449 cases = 0.002% mortality rate which is very low and the 8.88% positivity rate means herd immunity.].

11/16/2020 Trump Attorney Sidney Powell Says Election Results Ready To Overturn by OAN Newsroom
A poll worker lays out ďI VotedĒ stickers next to a ballot machine at the Moose Lodge
on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A member of the Presidentís legal team reaffirmed the fight to defend ďfree and fairĒ elections is not over.
    During an interview on Sunday, attorney Sidney Powell said election results in multiple states are ďgetting ready to overturn.Ē    She cited an overwhelming amount of evidence the Presidentís legal team has received concerning voter fraud and irregularities.
    Powell went on to claim she has enough evidence, some even dating back to 2016, to launch a widespread criminal investigation.    She specifically noted a member of Joe Bidenís team is also on the board of directors for a software company behind the flawed Dominion voting systems.
    ďTheyíre facing an election that was absolutely rigged, we are soaking in information through fire hoses of complicated mathematical alterations to the votes,Ē stated the attorney.    ďWe have identified the system capability that does itÖit does in fact exist, regardless of what the name of it is
Ballots are run through a vote counting machine at the King County Elections office Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    Powell said the software, dubbed Smartmatic, was designed for the sole purpose of shifting voting results.
    ďIt was a feature of the system that was designed with a back door, so that people could watch in real time and calculate with an algorithm how many votes they needed to change to make the results they wanted to create,Ē she explained.
    Over the weekend, the Presidentís personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, brought attention to the companyís alleged involvement while noting the evidence ďwill all come out
    Dominion has denied any claims its software was compromised, also adding that the election was ďthe most secure in American history
    Meanwhile, Powell hopes to reveal all pertaining affidavits and evidence of fraud before the election certification deadline.

11/16/2020 President Trump: Many Voter Fraud Cases Filed By Citizens, Not Campaign by OAN Newsroom
People pose for a photo as supporters of President Donald Trump attend pro-Trump marches outside the
Supreme Court building, Saturday Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    President Trump recently cleared up the confusion on which voter fraud lawsuits the Trump administration is directly involved in.    Over the weekend, he said his campaign is not directly involved in a number of voter fraud lawsuits across the country.
    Instead, the President noted many of them were filed by people who have seen ďhorrible abusesĒ in the electoral system.    He further noted cases highlighting major corruption in the election will be filed by his administration soon, which is something his legal advisors echoed.
    ďWe have to be very careful to distinguish that there are people who have seen other things, seen irregularities, and they are challenging some of these things,Ē explained Jenna Ellis, President Trumpís legal adviser.    ďAnd so, we as the Trump campaign and our legal team, which is now led my Rudy Giuliani, we are the ones who are representing team Trump and we are moving forward with that
    The Trump campaign noted the goal of litigation is to ensure the integrity of the election.

11/16/2020 More Than A Dozen GOP Women Elected To House Of Reps. by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump supporters cheer as Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones and Republican Congresswoman-elect
Marjorie Taylor Greene embrace, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
    Several Republican women are heading to the House of Representatives following the 2020 elections.    There will be 17 newly elected women forming part of Republicans House caucus next session.
    Those entering the House include Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia, Michelle Park Steel from California and Nancy Mace from South Carolina.
    President Trump endorsed many female Republican candidates during the election cycle.
    ďEvery one of them has my full and complete endorsement,Ē he previously stated while on the campaign.    ďGo out and vote for them, and let them all come into Congress
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called 2020 the ďyear of the republican womanĒ and said the GOP caucus will be stronger because of itís diversity.
    ďThis will break the record for the most Republican women coming in at one time,Ē he stated.    ďWeíll double the number and weíll set a record for the most women ever in the Republican Party
Republican Nancy Mace talks to supporters during her election night party Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in
Mount Pleasant, S.C. Mace is running for South Carolinaís 1st Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
    The newly elected members arrived in Washington, D.C. last week for orientation.
    ďI am not only the first female to represent that district, but Iím the first mom,Ē stated congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert of Coloradoís Third District.    ďAnd itís an incredible honor to bring those values to Washington, DC in a time where, I think, we need more common sense and more citizen led legislature
    The GOP notably cut into the Democrats House majority in the recent elections and is said to be in good position to be able to take control of the House again in 2022.
    Additionally, Republican women were able to flip several districts that Democrats won in 2018, in turn, making them a much stronger force this time around.
    Although Congress is still mostly male, the success of the women elected this year could lead toward more gender parity on Capitol Hill in the future.

11/16/2020 This Week: House Returns To Kick-Off Lame Duck Session by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    With less than two months left before the next Congress is sworn-in, lawmakers are facing a tight schedule in the coming weeks.    Both chambers are now back in D.C. after the House returned to kick-off the lame duck session Monday while the Senate returned last week.
    With all lawmakers now back to their normal legislative duties, they will resume work on a number of major pieces of legislation. First up on the minds of Americans still struggling with the ongoing pandemic is a fifth coronavirus stimulus package.
    Lawmakers on each side of the aisle have said they want to reach a deal, but have yet to agree on a price tag.    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed Democrats will not budge on their $2.2 trillion package, which has led most lawmakers to believe a deal will not be reached by the end of the year.
    ďIt depends on Speaker PelosiÖI was very disappointed in her comments the other day, where she says she is not budging on her proposal,Ē stated Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.).    ďI mean, frankly, I was appalled
    However, lawmakers are far more optimistic about the passage of a 2021 annual budget by the December 11 deadline.
    Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to launch their Big Tech hearing just weeks after the Commerce Committeeís.
    The committee will hear from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.    Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is expected to target each of the tech giantsí handling of the election as well as the New York Post article on Hunter Biden.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, on a probe of the FBIís Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
    With eyes looking to the future, the House must hold elections for party leadership in the next Congress.    Republicans are slated to hold their elections Tuesday, while Democrats will elect their leaders virtually on Wednesday and Thursday.
    Meanwhile in the Senate, lawmakers are looking to confirm numerous federal judicial nominations.    Among them is Judy Shelton whoís nomination for the Federal Reserve Board has been in limbo for months.
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also reportedly set up a number of votes for various federal district judges and one judge for the U.S. Court of International Trade.
    Both the House and Senate will be leaving town next week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/16/2020 Medical Adviser Dr. Scott Atlas Urges Mich. Residents To ĎRise Upí Against Governorís COVID Orders by OAN Newsroom
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, speaks with a reporter at the White House
on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    As Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) imposes renewed coronavirus restrictions on schools and some small businesses, many are saying ďenough is enough
    In a tweet Sunday, Dr. Scott Atlas, a medical adviser to President Trump, responded to Whitmerís latest coronavirus orders by stating ďthe only way this stop is if people rise up.Ē    His comment came in response to Whitmerís latest round of restrictions.
    The Democrat governor has ordered high schools and college campuses to suspend in-person learning.    Additionally, she has called for restaurants to stop indoor dining and has banned non-pro organized sports.
    ďPublic health experts are warning Americans everywhere to limit our indoor gatherings, so that we can save lives,Ē Whitmer stated.    ďThis new epidemic order is geared towards stopping the spread by limiting indoor gatherings
    Many attacked Dr. Atlas for his Twitter comment and accused him of promoting violence, while citing a recent threat from a Michigan militia group planning to kidnap and harm the governor.
    In a later tweet, however, Atlas reiterated he was never talking about violence.    The medical adviser clarified he meant voting and peaceful protests as a way to ďrise up
    Despite public outrage, Whitmerís new orders will go into effect Wednesday and will last for at least three weeks.

11/16/2020 President Trump: Great Discoveries Of Vaccines Took Place On My Watch by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė This March 16, 2020, file photo shows vials used by pharmacists to prepare syringes used on the first day of a first-stage safety study of the
potential vaccine for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
    President Trump recently praised the progress on a potential COVID-19 vaccine and emphasized the advancements took place under his watch.     The President took to Twitter Monday to note American biotechnology company Moderna announced its vaccine is 95 percent effective.    He went on to point out that the vaccine was made possible under his administration.
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar praised the Presidentís efforts in an interview Monday.    He also dismissed Dr. Anthony Fauciís early prospects for the vaccine.
    ďThe President said back in March that he hoped to have a vaccine in 12-months and Tony Fauci interrupted him and said Ďwell, maybe 18 if weíre optimistic,'Ē Azar recounted.    ď
    So far, two experimental COVID-19 vaccines produced by American companies have been proven to be more than 90 percent effective under President Trumpís leadership.

11/16/2020 Students Oppose Universitiesí Plan To Hold Spring Semester Online by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study of a potential vaccine
for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
    Approximately 20 million Americans may receive coronavirus vaccinations in December, yet many major universities are making plans to host another online semester.
    After Pfizer announced the successful results of their COVID-19 vaccine a week ago, several prominent universities nationwide revealed their plans to continue using an online learning format into the spring.
    One affected school, the University of Southern California, is the second largest private schools in the country with their student population of about 44,000 students all going online next semester.
    Many students believe their expensive educations are being marginalized by remote learning and hope schools will reconsider holding in-person lectures in light of Operation Warp SpeedĎs recent victory.
    ďIím hoping with the recent vaccine news that a lot of these schools can reconsider their decisions about the spring,Ē said USC student Connor Byers.    ďPossibly move towards being in-person and having that better quality of education
    Meanwhile, the CDC website claims the mortality rate for those under 25-years old is less than 0.1 percent.    As students and other young Americanís are not experiencing the same symptoms or fatality rates, many students are frustrated schools are announcing virtual classrooms.
    ďI understand that USC is being very safe and I do understand that,Ē said USC student Yassi Soufer.    ďÖBut knowing that there is a vaccine coming out, itís quite upsetting knowing that we are still going to be online
    Universities that have at least adopted hybrid learning options, instead of purely online, have found their students to perform better academically and mentally.

11/16/2020 World Should Not Be Complacent After COVID-19 Vaccine News: WHO by Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
    GENEVA (Reuters) Ė The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed Moderna reporting on Monday that its experimental vaccine showed 94.5% efficacy but said that ďmany questionsĒ remained and it was no time for complacency.
    Only very limited amounts of any vaccine will be available in the first half of 2021 for people other than priority health workers, WHO officials said.
    ďWhile we continue to receive encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines and remain cautiously optimistic about the potential for new tools to start to arrive in coming months, right now we are extremely concerned by the surge in cases we are seeing in some countries, particularly in Europe and the Americas,Ē WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing.
    It marked his return to the Geneva agency from quarantine after being exposed to coronavirus some 17 days ago.    Tedros said he had no symptoms and had seen no need for a test.
    Moderna Incís experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.
    Together with Pfizer Incís vaccine, which is also more than 90% effective, and pending more safety data and regulatory review, the United States could have two vaccines authorized for emergency use in December with as many as 60 million doses of vaccine available this year.
    Soumya Swaminathan, WHOís chief scientist, said that the Moderna results were ďquite encouraging.Ē    Its final efficacy and safety profile would still be needed, as well as follow-up on trial participants for two months for any side effects.
    Pfizer and Moderna candidate vaccines both use mRNA technology and appear to achieve high efficacy, she added.
    ďBut there are many, many questions still remaining about the duration of protection, the impact on severe disease, the impact on different sub-populations especially the elderly, as well as the adverse events beyond a certain period of time,Ē Swaminathan said.
    Clinical trials must continue to collect more data, she said, adding that more results were expected in coming weeks from the other vaccine trials.
    ďWe are looking at at least the first half of the year as being a period with very very limited doses.    Supplies are going to be limited, there are bilateral deals that many of the companies have done, so many of the doses have already been booked by some countries,Ē Swaminathan said.
    Moderna is a two-dose vaccine and its delivery means, as well as storage, were also important considerations, said Kate OíBrien, director of WHOís immunisation department.
    ďWe will be looking really carefully at the ease at which different vaccines can be delivered and certainly about the number of doses that are required,Ē she said.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge in Geneva and Michael Shields in Zurich; Writing by Nick Macfie and Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence and Aurora Ellis)

11/16/2020 We Can Stop COVID-19: Moderna Vaccine Success Gives World More Hope by Julie Steenhuysen and Michael Erman
FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading "COVID-19/Coronavirus vaccine/Injection only" and a syringe are seen in front
of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
    (Reuters) Ė Moderna Incís experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.
    Together with Pfizer Incís vaccine, which is also more than 90% effective, and pending more safety data and regulatory review, the United States could have two vaccines authorized for emergency use in December with as many as 60 million doses of vaccine available this year.
    The vaccines, both developed with new technology known as messenger RNA (mRNA), represent powerful tools to fight a pandemic that has infected 54 million people worldwide and killed 1.3 million.
    Unlike Pfizerís vaccine, Modernaís shot can be stored at normal fridge temperatures, which should make it easier to distribute, a critical factor as COVID-19 cases are soaring, hitting new records in the United States and pushing some European countries back into lockdowns.
    ďWe are going to have a vaccine that can stop COVID-19,Ē Moderna President Stephen Hoge said in a telephone interview.
    Modernaís interim analysis was based on 95 infections among trial participants who received the vaccine or a placebo.    Only five infections occurred in volunteers who received the vaccine mRNA-1273, which is administered in two shots 28 days apart.
    ďThe vaccine is really the light at the end of the tunnel,Ē Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert said.    He urged Americans not to let their guard down and to continue washing hands and being vigilant about social distancing.
    Even with fast authorization, the vaccines will not come in time for most people celebrating the U.S. Thanksgiving and end-of-year holidays, when families and friends come together Ė just the types of gatherings public health officials warn against.
    Moderna expects to have enough safety data required for U.S. authorization in the next week or so and expects to file for emergency use authorization (EUA) in the coming weeks.
    The companyís shares, which have more than quadrupled this year, jumped 8%, while European and U.S. stocks rose.    The benchmark S&P 500 rose 1%, while the pan-European STOXX 600 climbed 1.3%.
    Shares in Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, whose vaccine must be transported at far colder temperatures, fell 4.3% and 16.4% respectively, while Britainís AstraZeneca, which has yet to release any results from its late-stage vaccine trials, was down 1%.
    Modernaís data provide further validation of the promising but previously unproven mRNA platform, which turns the human body into a vaccine factory by coaxing cells to make virus proteins that the immune system sees as a threat and attacks.
    Moderna expects the vaccine to be stable at normal fridge temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (36 to 48įF) for 30 days and it can be stored for up to 6 months at -20C.
    Pfizerís vaccine must be shipped and stored at -70C, the sort of temperature typical of an Antarctic winter.    It can be stored for up to five days at standard refrigerator temperatures, or for up to 15 days in a thermal shipping box.
    The data from Modernaís trial involving 30,000 volunteers also showed the vaccine prevented cases of severe COVID-19, a question that still remains with the Pfizer vaccine.    Of the 95 cases in Modernaís trial, 11 were severe and all 11 occurred among volunteers who got the placebo.
    Moderna, part of the U.S. governmentís Operation Warp Speed program [NOTE TO DEMOCRATS DONE BY TRUMP NOT BIDEN], expects to produce about 20 million doses for the United States this year, millions of which the company has already made and is ready to ship if it gets FDA authorization.
    ďAssuming we get an emergency use authorization, weíll be ready to ship through Warp Speed almost in hours,Ē Hoge said.    ďSo it could start being distributed instantly
    The 95 cases of COVID-19 included several key groups who are at increased risk for severe disease, including 15 cases in adults aged 65 and older and 20 in participants from racially diverse groups.
    ďWe will need much more data and a full report or publication to see if the benefit is consistent across all groups, notably the elderly, but this is definitely encouraging progress," said Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
    The trials were designed to measure whether the vaccines stop people from getting sick rather than whether they prevent transmission, which remains to be tested.
    ďIt is likely that vaccines that prevent symptomatic disease will reduce the duration and level of infectiousness, and thus reduce transmission, but we donít yet know if this effect will be large enough to make any meaningful difference to the spread of the virus within communities,Ē said Eleanor Riley, professor of immunology and infectious disease at the University of Edinburgh.
    Most side effects were mild to moderate.    A significant proportion of volunteers, however, experienced more severe aches and pains after taking the second dose, including about 10% who had fatigue severe enough to interfere with daily activities while another 9% had severe body aches.    Most of these complaints were generally short-lived, Moderna said.
    ďThese effects are what we would expect with a vaccine that is working and inducing a good immune response,Ē said Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London.
    The U.S. government, faced with the worldís highest known number of COVID-19 cases, could have access next year to more than 1 billion doses from Moderna and Pfizer, more than needed for the countryís 330 million residents.
    The Trump Administration has mainly relied on the development of vaccines and treatments as its response to the pandemic.    Moderna has received nearly $1 billion in research and development funding from the U.S. government and has a $1.5 billion deal for 100 million doses.    The government has an option for another 400 million doses.
    The company hopes to produce between 500 million and 1 billion doses in 2021, split between its U.S. and international manufacturing sites, depending in part on demand.
    Europeís health regulator said on Monday it had launched a real-time ďrolling reviewĒ of Modernaís vaccine, as it has done for vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.    Brussels also said it was in talks with Moderna about securing doses.
    Other countries such as China and Russia have already begun vaccinations.    Russia licensed its Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine for domestic use in August before it started large-scale trials.    It said on Nov. 11 that its vaccine was 92% effective based on 20 infections in its large trial.
(Reporting by Michael Erman and Julie Steenhuysen; Additional reporting by Josephine Mason and Thyagaraju Adinarayan; Writing by David Clarke; Editing by Bill Berkrot, Caroline Humer, Peter Henderson, Edwina Gibbs and Carmel Crimmins)

11/16/2020 Pompeo Says Europe, U.S. Need To Work Together To Address Turkey
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the
State Department in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2020. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė The U.S. administration and Europe need to work jointly on addressing the actions led by Turkey in the Middle East over the past few months, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told French daily newspaper Le Figaro.
    ďFranceís president Emmanuel Macron and I agree that Turkeyís recent actions have been very aggressive,Ē Pompeo said, citing Turkeyís recent support to Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia as well as military moves in Libya and the Mediterranean.
(Rporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Chris Reese)

11/16/2020 Rudy Giuliani: President Trump Will Not Concede Election by OAN Newsroom
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal
challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    President Trumpís personal attorney wants to make it clear that the President will never concede the election and fully intends to win.
    In an interview Sunday, Rudy Giuliani said the President was sarcastic when he said in a tweet that Biden ďwonĒ the election by stealing votes.    President Trumpís tweet caused cheering in the mainstream media who took the phrase ďBiden wonĒ out of context and championed it as what they hoped would be a concession.
    Giuliani added, the context of that tweet makes it perfectly clear the president was saying Bidenís theft of votes is not a victory.    He went on to outline the various examples of voter fraud that were documented during the election and have gone ignored by the mainstream media.
    In a recent statement, the Presidentís attorney said the Trump campaign has two lawsuits in Michigan that focus on the unlawful expulsion of Republican poll watchers from the counting process.    Giuliani added, Democrats also failed to signature-match thousands of votes.    He said such actions render hundreds-of-thousands of Biden votes illegal.
    ďWe can count now up to 628,000 votes were unlawfully cast that way,Ē said Giuliani.    ďAnd now in Michigan, well over 300,000 and weíve just began to count, which is part of both cases
    The Presidentís attorney has shown a few affidavits noting that thousands of similar witness testimonies are now part of the court cases that will prove President Trump won the election.

11/17/2020 Oil up $1.21 to $41.39, DOW up 471 to 29,950.

11/17/2020 Beshear: New rules may come this week - Other states clamp down as virus cases surge nationwide by Grace Schneider, Louisville Courier Journal | USA TODAY NETWORK
    After hinting repeatedly that the coronavirusís recent uncontrolled spread could prompt tougher restrictions on businesses, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday he will announce new measures Wednesday if recent recommendations donít work quickly to reduce the surge.
    Beshear said more than100 of the stateís 120 counties are now in the ďredĒ zone, and preliminary modeling predicts at the current rate of exponential growth, far more Kentuckians could die between now and March than the nearly 1,700 who have died since spring.
    The governor announced 1,514 new virus cases, the second highest ever for a Monday, and three deaths: a 66-yearold woman from Graves County; a 63-year-old woman from Henderson County; and an 83-year-old woman from Jefferson County.
    ďWe just need more people day in and day out doing the right things,Ē the governor said during a virtual update from Frankfort.
    He defended his ďmeasuredĒ approach, insisting that several restrictions, including limiting gatherings to 10 people, were in place before other states hammered by COVID-19 began significant clampdowns in recent weeks.
    Several states have moved quickly to tighten restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and workplaces as the pandemic sends daily case counts to record levels.
    A key concern is hospital space, because the virus in some regions of the country is swamping health care facilities and exhausting weary front-line workers.    Although health systems in Louisville and other large Kentucky cities report theyíre still in reasonably good shape to handle an expected surge, the increases predicted for the late fall and winter are worrisome.
[3 deaths / 1,514 cases = 0.002% mortality rate and hopefully Beshear will not do the stupid things the rest of the Democrat governors are doing because you will see an uprising of hate like they have never seen from 72,000 persons against any government who lets BLM and Antifa harm innocent Republicans and not condemn it and send the police to take them down and by the way the only states who are clamping down are Democrat controlled States, so Kentucky will fight you tooth and nail if you try that crap here.].

11/17/2020 After Trump, Europe Aims To Show Biden It Can Fight For Itself by Robin Emmott and John Irish
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron (L) arrive for a joint press conference
at the end of the European summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 21, 2020. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS
    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) Ė The Donald Trump era may be coming to an end. But European Union ministers meeting this week to discuss the future of the continentís defence will say the lesson has been learned: Europe needs to be strong enough to fight on its own.
    EU foreign and defence ministers meeting by teleconference on Thursday and Friday will receive the blocís first annual report on joint defence capabilities, expected to serve as the basis for a French-led, post-Brexit, post-Trump effort to turn the EU into a stand-alone military power.
    President-elect Joe Biden will halt his predecessorís confrontational rhetoric towards allies, but he is not going to alter the underlying U.S. message that Europe needs to contribute more to its own defence, European diplomats say.
    ďWe arenít in the old status quo, where we can pretend that the Donald Trump presidency never existed and the world was the same as four years ago,Ē a French diplomat said.
    An EU official said Bidenís victory was ďa call to Europe to keep building a common EU defence, to be a useful and a strong ally, also for the NATO alliance
    The EU has been working since December 2017 to develop more firepower independently of the United States.    The effort has been driven mainly by France, the EUís remaining major military power after Brexit.
    During Britainís membership, London tended to resist a major military role for the EU, putting an emphasis instead on NATO as the main forum for European defence.    Its exit gives Paris an opportunity to push longstanding ambitions for a bigger EU role in defence, with more cautious support from Berlin.
    ďThe United States will only respect us as allies if we are serious about our own position, and if we have our own sovereignty regarding our defence,Ē French President Emmanuel Macron said in a magazine interview on Sunday.
    Trump was openly hostile to NATO, routinely criticising European countries for spending too little on defence and describing allies that spend less than 2% of national output as ďdelinquent.Ē    But previous U.S. administrations also called on Europe to spend more.
    In a joint column for European and U.S. media on Monday, the French and German foreign ministers said they were committed to ďmake the transatlantic partnership more balanced
    The EUís Coordinated Annual Review on Defence is expected to identify a lack of drone technology, ageing aircraft and duplication of weaponry across EU members.
    The EUís top diplomat Josep Borrell told EU ambassadors privately late last week that the EU needs to ďpractice the language of power, not just speak it
    While the EU is already at work on joint projects and will put aside 8 billion euros ($9.46 billion) from next year for a weapons development fund, the bloc needs at least a decade to have any military independence from Washington, experts say.
    Differences between France and Germany are also emerging, with Berlin seen as more sceptical of initiatives outside of NATO.    Germanyís Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Europeans cannot hope to replace the U.S. defensive nuclear weapons system.
    France, meanwhile, has been waging war in northwest Africaís Sahel region for several years in what it sees as an operation to defend Europeís southern flank from Islamist extremism.    It has so far had only limited success persuading other European countries to join the mission.
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(Additional reporting by Michel Rose in Paris and Sabine Siebold and Andreas Rinke in Berlin; Editing by Peter Graff)

11/17/2020 UKís Johnson Says Devolving Powers To Scotland Was ďA DisasterĒ by Estelle Shirbon and Guy Faulconbridge
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Westminster Abbey in London, Britain November 11, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the devolution of powers to Scotland ďa disasterĒ, a comment that played into the hands of Scottish nationalists pushing for an independence that referendum opinion polls suggest they could win.
    The bonds holding the United Kingdom together have been severely strained over the last five years by Brexit and the governmentís handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 14 recent polls have shown a majority of Scots now support independence.
    In a video call on Friday with northern English lawmakers from his Conservative Party, Johnson said that devolution, introduced by Tony Blair had been the former prime ministerís ďbiggest mistakeĒ and ďa disaster,Ē media reported.
    He also said he saw no case for giving Scotlandís semi-autonomous government and parliament, which are dominated by the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), any further powers in addition to the ones they hold now.
    Johnsonís office did not deny the comments.
    Scotlandís First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, jumped on them, arguing that the Conservativesí public statements of support for devolution were duplicitous.
    ďWorth bookmarking these PM comments for the next time Tories (Conservatives) say theyíre not a threat to the powers of the Scottish Parliament Ė or, even more incredibly, that they support devolving more powers,Ē she said on Twitter.
    Independence is the only way to protect and strengthen the Scottish parliament, she added.
    In a sign of the nervousness that Johnsonís comments caused among Scots who support staying part of the United Kingdom, the Conservative leader in Scotland, Douglas Ross, immediately contradicted the prime minister.
    ďDevolution has not been a disaster,Ē he said on Twitter.    ďThe SNPís non-stop obsession with another referendum Ė above jobs, schools and everything else Ė has been a disaster
    Scottish voters rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent in a 2014 referendum, but since then the SNP have become stronger, winning all elections in Scotland by huge margins.    They are expected to perform strongly in elections to Scottish parliament in Holyrood in May. Sturgeon is pushing for a second referendum.
    In the 2016 Brexit referendum, England and Wales voted to leave the European Union but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain.    Due to the much greater size of Englandís population, the overall result was a win for Brexit.
    This was galling for many Scots, because one of the central arguments put forward in favour of remaining in the United Kingdom in their own 2014 referendum was that it was the only way for Scotland to remain part of the European bloc.
    In an attempt to defuse the row caused by Johnsonís comments, the housing minister Robert Jenrick said it was not realistic to demand a second referendum.
    ďAny politician who wanted to hold a referendum on a topic like this, at this moment in time, is frankly mad,Ē he said, accusing the SNP of prioritising their cause above the fight against COVID-19 and the economic damage it has caused.
    However, polls suggest that Scots have a more favourable view of how Sturgeon and her administration have handled the pandemic than the rest of the country has of how Johnsonís government has performed.
(Additional reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru, Kate Holton and James Davey in London; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

11/17/2020 Europe Needs To Bring More To Transatlantic Partnership: Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following video consultations with
the premiers of Germany's 16 federal states, at Chancellery in Berlin, Germany November 16, 2020. Odd Andersen/Pool via REUTERS
    BERLIN (Reuters) Ė Europe needs to contribute more to the transatlantic partnership once U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.
    This applies to defence as well as science and global diplomatic efforts, she added.
(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Michelle Adair)

11/17/2020 World Should Not Be Complacent After COVID-19 Vaccine News: WHO by Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization
(WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
    GENEVA (Reuters) Ė The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed Moderna reporting on Monday that its experimental vaccine showed 94.5% efficacy but said that ďmany questionsĒ remained and it was no time for complacency.
    Only very limited amounts of any vaccine will be available in the first half of 2021 for people other than priority health workers, WHO officials said.

11/16/2020 Trump Supporters Hold ĎStop The Stealí Rallies Nationwide by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs as they attend a ďStop The StealĒ rally, protesting the outcome of the
presidential election, at the Oregon State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
    Trump supporters across the country have continued to hold "Stop the StealĒ rallies.    Over the weekend, demonstrations took place in states such as Arizona, Texas, Oregon and even California.
    ďIt can be proven, it will be proven, and thatís why itís important that Americanís get out on the street and defend Trump,Ē stated supporter Eric Hoffman.    ďAnd demand recounts, back this fight up to prove the vote fraud
    On Saturday, supporters in Phoenix, Arizona showed up at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza to protest election fraud.    The demonstration occurred as the Trump campaign launched multiple legal battles regarding voting irregularities.    Among their concerns, some supporters of the President have taken issue with results changing after election night.
    Thousands of residents in Dallas, Texas also protested voter fraud committed by the Democrats in this yearís elections.    Residents took to the streets where they championed President Trump as the winner and accused Democrat Party officials of trying to steal his win.
    Protesters added, mail-in ballots and faulty computer systems allowed Democrats to switch thousands of votes to Joe Biden.    They urged the President to keep fighting to ensure a free and fair election.
    ďToday as we stand together and make our voices heard for democracy and fair elections around the world, we make it known not only to America, but the world that we stand with our President,Ē stated supporter Debra Gelber.
    Meanwhile in Californiaís state capitol of Sacramento, a ĎStop the Stealí rally turned violent after Antifa agitators showed up at the scene.    Local authorities were able to keep the pro-Trump protesters and Antifa separate for most of the day.    However, they eventually clashed.    There were no serious injuries reported in the incident and at least two arrests were made.
    Hundreds of Trump supporters also gathered in the Southern California city of Poway.    Demonstrators called for a fair election process while the event remained peaceful.
Supporters of President Trump gather in Poway, California. Around 900 residents hit the streets to protest instances of election fraud. (Photo/OANN)
    The Department of Justice and Senate Republicans are advancing investigations into voting irregularities, which took place in key battleground states.

11/17/2020 Democrats Face Uphill Battle In Ga. Runoff Elections by OAN Newsroom
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler speaks at a campaign rally on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. Loeffler
and Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock are in a runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    The fate of the Senate rests on two runoff elections, both of which Democrats will need to win if they want to claim the upper chamberís majority.    On January 5, 2021 they will attempt to flip two Republican Senate seats in Georgia.
    With no candidates winning more than 50-percent of the initial vote in the two races, the top two performing candidates of each race will now go head-to-head in two runoff elections.    GOP incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock, while her fellow Republican incumbent David Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossof.
    ďWe are standing up for you, but we need you to be our voice,Ē said Sen. Loeffler.    ďSo please, get involved, chip in, get your friends and family in and vote early
    On election night, Sen. Perdue was able to come just short of the 50-percent election clinching majority.
    ďI almost got 50-percent, I already won this race one time,Ē he stated.    ďThank you, we beat them by 2-points
    Meanwhile, Sen. Loeffler was running in a special election against nearly a dozen other candidates and ultimately came up short in her aim to win the majority with congressman Doug Collins taking a large portion of Republican votes.
    Moving forward, one issue facing Democrat leadership is how damaging runoff elections can be for Democrat voter participation.    History has shown, particularly in the state of Georgia, runoff elections heavily favor Republican candidates.
    Back in 2008, Democrat Jim Martin rode the partyís excitement for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to secure 48.6-percent of the Georgia vote.    As a result, this kept Republican incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss just under the elusive 50-percent threshold.    However, Democrat turnout dropped significantly in the runoff election with Martin losing nearly a million votes the following January while Chambliss secured a 15-point victory.
    Some expect something similar to occur this time around, following a presidential election riddled with media demonization of President Trump.    Critics have said drumming up that Democrat support again could prove very difficult after an election with record-breaking voter turnout.
[This is a big event since we will need to keep the Senate in dominating with Republicans to keep the left and Chuck Shumer in his cage and stop any push through the Senate any of those Socialist policies which will also cripple Biden if he becomes president from passing Congress bills.].

11/17/2020 Report: Nev. Election Officials Failed To Verify 89% Of Mail-In Signatures by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating
area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
    A reporter for the Las Vegas Review Journal, Victor Joecks, reportedly discovered rampant negligence and voter fraud in his stateís election system.    He claimed election officials in Nevada have failed to verify 89-percent of signatures on incoming mail-in ballots.
    Additionally, Joecks submitted eight ballot envelopes with signatures in his handwriting and they were all accepted by the Clark County Elections Commission.    The commission agreed to toss 153,000 ballots on Monday after stating that they had ďunverifiable discrepancies
    Joecks said his experiment supports the claims of voter fraud in Nevada.
    ďUnfortunately, out here, the process also doesnít include anyone at the county level investigating voter fraud,Ē he stated.    ďSo, you know, itís just see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil out here and just pretend everything is working great, and that no one would ever cheatÖthatís the assumption people out here work on
    This report, along with the latest decision to discard suspect ballots, lands another major victory for the 2020 Trump campaign in its battle to ensure the integrity of U.S. elections.

11/17/2020 Trump To Cut Troop Levels In Afghanistan But Stops Short Of Full Withdrawal by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Marine(C) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training
in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a full withdrawal from Americaís longest war.
    Trumpís decision to limit himself to a partial withdrawal was first reported by Reuters on Monday and triggered a rebuke from senior Republicans who fear it will undermine security and hurt fragile peace talks with the Taliban.
    Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who Trump installed last week after abruptly firing Mark Esper, confirmed the Afghan drawdown and also outlined a modest withdrawal of forces from Iraq that will reduce troop levels there from 3,000 to 2,500.
    ďBy Jan. 15, 2021, our forces, their size in Afghanistan, will be 2,500 troops. Our force size in Iraq will also be 2,500 by that same date,Ē Miller told reporters.
    ďThis is consistent with our established plans and strategic objectives, supported by the American people, and does not equate to a change in U.S. policy or objectives
    Moments later, the top Republican in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, warned against any major changes in U.S. defense or foreign policy in the next couple of months Ė including any precipitous troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    ďIt is extremely important here in the next couple of months not to have any earthshaking changes in regard to defense or foreign policy,Ē McConnell told reporters.
    Trump is due to leave office on Jan. 20 after losing this monthís presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden.    He has launched legal challenges to vote counts in some swing states which he says were fraudulent but legal experts give him little chance of success.
    The top Republican on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry also slammed the troop cut as a ďmistake.Ē
    ďFurther reductions in Afghanistan will also undercut negotiations there; the Taliban has done nothing Ė met no condition Ė that would justify this cut,Ē Thornberry said.
    U.S. and Afghan officials are warning of troubling levels of violence by Taliban insurgents and persistent Taliban links to al Qaeda.
    It was those ties that triggered U.S. military intervention in 2001 following the al Qaeda Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.    Thousands of American and allied troops have died in fighting in Afghanistan.
    Some U.S. military officials had been urging Trump to keep U.S. troop levels at around 4,500 for now.
    But the withdrawal stops short of his pledge on Oct. 7, when Trump said on Twitter
%5E1313984510749544450%7Ctwgr%5E& ďWe should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!Ē
    Rick Olson, a former U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said that the remaining 2,500 troops still give the United States some leverage in advancing the peace process, but ďit would have been better to have left them at 4,500
    ďZero would have been truly awful, while 2,500 is maybe okay, but itís probably not very stable,Ē he said.    ďI would say 2,500 is probably stable as long as the U.S.-Taliban peace holds.    But that may not happen because the Taliban have not done a reduction in violence, as they committed to do
    Ronald Neumann, a former U.S. ambassador to Kabul, cautioned that ďif we are pulling out faster than the withdrawal schedule, thereís no incentive for the Taliban to negotiate
    The withdrawals could hand Biden a new set of challenges when he takes office on Jan. 20.
    Taliban militants, fighting against the U.S.-backed government in Kabul, have called on the United States to stick to a February agreement with the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. troops by May, subject to certain security guarantees.
    Violence has been rising throughout Afghanistan, with the Taliban attacking provincial capitals, in some case prompting U.S. airstrikes.
    In Iraq, four rockets fell in the Green Zone in Baghdad on Tuesday, an Iraqi military statement said.    The fortified zone houses government buildings and foreign missions.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; additional reporting by Jonathan Landay, Richard Cowan, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Howard Goller and Alistair Bell)

11/17/2020 Germany Accuses Russia, China Of Stalling Over North Korea Fuel Sanctions by Michelle Nichols
FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Picture
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Ė Germany accused Russia and China on Tuesday of preventing a United Nations Security Council committee from determining whether North Korea has breached a U.N. cap on refined petroleum imports by the isolated Asian state.
    The Security Council has ratcheted up sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke funding for Pyongyangís nuclear and ballistic missile programs.    In 2017 it imposed an annual cap of 500,000 barrels on refined petroleum imports.
    China and Russia are the only countries to have notified the Security Councilís North Korea sanctions committee of refined petroleum exports to Pyongyang, but they did so in tonnes instead of barrels and the committee has been unable to agree on a conversion rate so it can determine when the cap was reached.
    ďDespite numerous attempts Ė the issue has been on the agenda for no less than three years Ė to find an agreement on a conversion rate, Russia and China have been stalling the process,Ē German U.N. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, chairman of the sanctions committee, told reporters.
    ďWhile this shouldnít be a complicated matter to solve, it has become clear that the two delegations are politicizing this topic,Ē Heusgen said after raising the issue behind closed doors in a formal Security Council meeting.
    The Russian and Chinese missions to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    For the past three years, the United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching the fuel cap through illicit imports and called for an immediate halt to all deliveries.    However, Russia and China repeatedly prevented the sanctions committee from issuing such a statement.
    The North Korean mission to the United Nations in New York has not responded to the accusations.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

11/17/2020 Trump Could Withdraw Troops From Somalia As Part Of Global Pullback by Phil Stewart and Katharine Houreld
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers an update on the so-called Operation Warp Speed program,
the joint Defense Department and HHS initiative that has struck deals with several drugmakers in an effort to help
speed up the search for effective treatments for the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic,
in an address from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
    WASHINGTON/NAIROBI (Reuters) Ė President Donald Trump may withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Somalia as part of a global pullback that could see major reductions in Afghanistan and a slight drawdown in Iraq, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
    The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that nothing had been finalized and that no orders have been received by the U.S. military.    However, there appeared to be a growing expectation on Tuesday that drawdown orders would be coming soon.
    The Pentagon declined comment on future decisions on troop deployments.    Reuters reported on Monday that Trump was expected to settle for a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite promising to pull out all troops by Christmas.
    He is also expected to order a small drawdown in Iraq, from 3,000 to 2,500, U.S. officials say, speaking on condition of anonymity.
    The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency, in a mission that receives little attention in the United States but is considered a cornerstone of the Pentagonís global efforts to combat al Qaeda.
    Trumpís newly-installed acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, a former Green Beret and counter-terrorism official, is taking a hard look at Somalia and could opt for keeping a minimal presence there and stop relying on large deployments to combat the group.
    Critics say such a radical change in approach carries significant risk.
    Colonel Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh, who served for three years as the commander of the Danab special forces until 2019, said any such decision to pull back would not be based on the counter-terrorism threat in Somalia and could undermine trust in the United States.
    ďThis is being dictated by politics,Ē he said.
    The United States already pulled out of Bossaso and Galkayo around three weeks ago.    They remain in the southern port city of Kismayo, a special forces airbase in Baledogle and in the capital Mogadishu, but a rapid pullout risks ceding ground to al Shabaab, Sheikh said.
    ďIt would create a vacuum. The Somali security forces have good morale because of the U.S. troops Ö thereís the possibility of air support if they are attacked, they can have medevacs,Ē Sheikh said.
    Somalia has been riven by civil war since 1991, but over the past decade the African Union-backed peacekeeping force has clawed back control of the capital and large swathes of the country from al Shabaab.
(Additional reporting by Idrees Ali, Editing by William Maclean)

11/17/2020 Ariz. GOP Chair Says The Presidential Election Is Far From Over by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Kelli Ward, left, Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, talks with a supporter of President Donald Trump as they join
the crowd at a rally outside the Arizona state capitol Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
    The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Arizona, Dr. Kelli Ward, shared an update on election results in her state and is encouraging supporters of President Trump to stay on course. She noted the fight for the presidency is far from over.
    ďArizona, I personally and my team are working with the Trump campaign hand-in-hand to ensure that elections in Arizona have integrity,Ē said Dr. Ward.
    In a statement Monday, the chairwoman spoke about the GOPís latest fight to counter election fraud.    She said there are plenty of questions that still need to be answered.
    ďWeíre going into the canvassing phase of this election,Ē explained Dr. Ward.    ďThat means weíre assuring that the votes cast are cast as the voter intended and counted appropriately, questions that have to be answered
    Towards the end of her remarks, she told viewers to not lose heart and said Republicans will make sure elections in the Grand Canyon State have integrity.
    Her assurances came after Arizona Republicans filed a lawsuit last week to challenge Maricopa Countyís election results.    The suit argues the county must enforce a hand count by precinct, not voting center, as outlined in the state law.
    Multiple lawmakers, including Rep. Andy Biggs (R), are leading the push for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to review all ballots cast in the county.
    Biggs said issues have been raised about the integrity of some of our election systems.    He argued that Americans and Arizonans must have full confidence in our election processes and systems.

11/17/2020 Democrats Continue Infighting Following Elections by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. participates in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)AP
    Another Democrat representative is taking aim at Nancy Pelosi, reinforcing speculation of infighting within the party.    According to reports this week, Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D)said she wonít support Pelosiís bid to remain Speaker of the House.
    Slotkin, who considers herself a moderate, reportedly told the media last week that she thinks itís time for new leadership among Democrats.    She said sheís tired of coastal elites, such as lawmakers in California and New York, dictating the direction of the party.
    This comes as many moderate Democrats have expressed disillusionment with the progressive direction the Democrat Party has gone in recent years.    Specifically, lawmakers have slammed the protest movements over the summer and their calls to defund the police.
    ďI think the using terms like Ďdefund the policeí have led to Democratic losses in this last year,Ē stated South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn (D).    ďAnd so we saw the sameÖit sometimes destroys headway
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Despite this, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) claimed over the weekend that the Democrat Party is like one ďbig family
    ďWhen you think about our party, Speaker Pelosi always said weíre like a big tent and that means we are a big family,Ē Omar stated.    ďÖWe think of ourselves as the party of the people
    Democrats almost universally under-performed in this yearís elections compared with what analysts had expected with Republicans eating at their majority in the House. Additionally, the GOP will likely hang on to the Senate.

11/18/2020 Oil down $0.08 to $41.39, DOW down 167 to 29,783.

11/18/2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Beshear may limit eateries and bars - Governor to unveil new restrictions Wednesday by Grace Schneider and Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear revealed few specifics about new restrictions he intends to unveil Wednesday to curb the explosive rise of coronavirus infections in the commonwealth.     But he confirmed some new ďsteps,Ē not recommendations, are coming for bars and restaurants.    Heís also set to disclose details about a relief program to help businesses impacted by the new measures.
    Defending the need to ramp up restrictions, Beshear said during his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday afternoon that ďasking nicely hasnít gotten the results that we need
    Beshear has hinted for weeks about the possibility of more stringent measures, but his Tuesday comments came as Kentucky posted devastating new numbers in its recent surge of coronavirus cases and deaths.    There were 2,931 new cases on Tuesday, adding to a total now exceeding 142,000 positive cases of the virus.
    It marked the third highest day for new cases and the worst for a Tuesday. Thirty-three Kentuckians also died, a record that surged beyond the previous daily high, set earlier this month, of 25 people.    Indiana also set a daily record for deaths with 84.
    ďThis is very alarming territory,Ē Beshear said, pointing to a 9.1% positivity rate and to 108 of the stateís 120 counties now being listed in the ďred zoneĒ for the worst levels of per capita cases.
    Beshear dodged several questions about what he expects to unveil Wednesday, but he said the restrictions wonít mirror those launched last March when he ordered gyms, community centers, sports facilities, hair salons and concert venues closed, with only essential businesses permitted to remain open.
    Now, more than eight months into the pandemic and with cases surging in all corners of Kentucky, Beshear appears poised to renew some restrictions deployed in the outbreakís early days.    But not all of them.
    His options, beyond shutting down bars, restaurants and other retail facilities, may be to further reduce capacity limits.
Restaurants now at 50% capacity could go to 25%.    And taverns and bars could be ordered to close earlier than the 11 p.m. last call.
    Beshear made a special point of calling out an unidentified lawmaker who criticized him on Twitter for having no evidence of restaurants causing coronavirus spread. He displayed articles from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the conservative- leaning Forbes website pointing to public health expertsí views that restaurants and bars both contribute to spreading the infection.
    He insisted that measures taken so far havenít curbed rising infection rates, levels that eventually could overwhelm hospitals and care centers across the state.    ďItís not just the house burning down, itís the whole state,Ē Beshear said.
[33 deaths / 2,931 cases = 0.011% mortality rate and positivity rate 9.1% means herd immunity is beginning to build up and hopefully the Democrat governors will wake up to that reality..].

11/18/2020 Recount in Wisconsin would cost Trump campaign $8M by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel USA TODAY NETWORK
    MADISON, Wis. Ė President Donald Trump's campaign would have to pay nearly $8 million to start a recount in Wisconsin, a state he narrowly lost two weeks ago.
    Trump will have to decide by Wednesday whether to carry through with the recount he has promised.
    If his campaign pays the $7.9 million cost up front, the recount will begin as soon as Thursday and be complete by Dec. 1, according to the state Elections Commission.
    Trump has been furiously fundraising for the Wisconsin recount and legal challenges in other states to try to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's victory.    If he doesn't go ahead with the Wisconsin recount, he can use the money he has raised for other purposes, such as retiring his campaign debt.
    The price tag for the Wisconsin recount is nearly four times as much as a recount in 2016.    That year, the campaign of Green Party candidate Jill Stein had to pay just over $2 million.
    A recount would be so much more costly this year in part because of the coronavirus pandemic, said Meagan Wolfe, director of the state Elections Commission.    Some counties would need to rent large halls to do the recount so they could keep workers and observers distanced.
    Also driving up the cost are a short time frame and increased security needs, Wolfe said.
    ďWe still have not received any indication that there will or will not be a recount,Ē Wolfe said in a statement.    ďBut we want Wisconsinís voters to know we are ready
    The last counties were expected to finish their canvasses Tuesday. So far, those canvasses have differed little from unofficial results that showed Biden winning the state by about 20,000 votes.    If Trump requests the recount, commission Chairwoman Ann Jacobs would order on Thursday that counties start recounts.
[As you see above is that the Mainstream fake news services after 15 days are finally being forced to announce that recounts are being done in several states in Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada which would tell all the Lemmings that Joe Biden is not president elect anymore and above is how they are trying ease this into the news since they have been exposed of their corruption.].
So it has become to be known now that the FAKE NEWS has been propping up Biden
so go to NewsMax TV or download its app to find out the truth

11/18/2020 Sen. McConnell Urges Congress To Come Together To Pass Pandemic Relief by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to talk to reporters after a Republican Conference
luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Republicans in Washington are working to bring coronavirus aid to the American people despite receiving push-back from Democrats in Congress.
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged both chambers to coordinate a relief package while agreeing on top line figures.
    McConnell said the GOPís targeted proposal for a half a trillion dollar coronavirus bill isnít nothing.    The relief package would include bills that tackle top priorities, including veteran care, securing the southern border as well as supporting public health during the pandemic.
    ďI share the view of my colleagues that have been expressed here is that a more narrowly targeted proposal, such as we laid out in September and October here in the Senate, deals with the actual problem,Ē he stated.
    Additionally, the Republican bill would mainly be targeted towards schools, health care providers and manufacturing personal protective equipment.
    While taking to Twitter, the Senate majority leader went on to further slam his Democrat colleagues by suggesting the Houseís ĎHEROES Actí wouldnít bring relief to lower and middle class families.
    ďSo to sum it up, Iím open to a targeted bill roughly of the amount that we recommended, a half a trillion dollars, which is not nothing,Ē he stated.    ďÖNarrowly targeted at schools, at health care providers, at PPP and, of course, liability reform to keep America from being engaged in an epidemic of lawsuits on the heels of the pandemic
    McConnell wants to see Congress reach a deal on the 2021 fiscal plan this week in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown.

11/18/2020 Regeneron To Begin Mass Production Of COVID-19 Treatment Soon by OAN Newsroom
Regeneron scientists work with a bioreactor at a company facility in New York state for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. (Regeneron via AP)
    Regeneron Pharmaceauticals is gearing up to begin mass manufacturing of its antibody coronavirus treatment, which was administered to President Trump after he tested positive for COVID-19.
    On Tuesday, the pharmaceutical company announced it has successfully been able to produce large quantities of the treatment in preparation for when itís approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    ďI think weíre right on track and we recently announced that weíre right on track with meeting that commitment,Ē stated George Yancopoulos, President of Regeneron Pharmaceauticals Inc.    ďWeíve already produced more than the 50,000 doses
    The company expects to begin production at the start of 2021 and hopes to produce 2 million doses by the end of the year.
    ďWeíre on track, by January, to fulfill the entire allotment and beyond that, weíre scaling up further in-house,Ē Yancopoulos continued.    ďAnd, of course, we established this very important and productive partnership with Roche Genentech to significantly expand the global capacity
    The antibody cocktail still needs to be approved by regulators, but Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said they have been in daily talks with the FDA to gain emergency use authorization.

11/18/2020 President Trump Ousts Top Cybersecurity Official by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Christopher Krebs, then-director of the Cybersecurity and
Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
    President Trump has ousted top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs.    In a series of tweets Tuesday, the President announced the termination of the CISA director is effective immediately.
    Krebs was reportedly removed from the position after denying the Trump administrationís claims of voter fraud.    On the day of the elections, however, Krebs raised serious concerns over the process and said voting irregularities were a possibility.
    ďWe have seen some attempts by foreign actors, Iran and Russia, to attempt to interfere in the 2020 election,Ē he stated.    ďWe have addressed those threats quickly, comprehensively and publicly
    ďWeíre not out of the woods yet, though,Ē he continued.    ďToday, in some senses halftime, there may be other events or activities or efforts to interfere and undermine confidence in the election
    Despite his concerns and the numerous incidents of voter fraud that have been reported since the election, Krebs called the November 3 election the ďmost secure in American historyĒ in a statement released last week.
    The President responded by stating it was highly inaccurate and citing issues at polling stations as well as machine glitches.    President Trump also reiterated the repeated instances of massive irregularities and fraud, including ďdead people voting
    Meanwhile, a top CISA official also stepped down following Krebs departure from the agency. Deputy Director Matt Travis resigned after the White House made it clear he would not be promoted to director of CISA.    Instead, reports have suggested Executive Director Brandon Wales has been tapped to serve as the acting director.

11/18/2020 Mass Voter Fraud In Calif. Tied To MS-13 Gang, Occult Author by OAN Newsroom
In this March 3, 2020 file photo, voters wait in line to cast their ballot on the
Super Tuesday, at a voting center in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
    Two men have been arrested in Los Angeles County, California for attempting to register over 8,000 voters who didnít exist.
    On Tuesday, Carlos Montenegro and Marco Arevalo pleaded Ďnot guiltyí to charges connected to a voter fraud case in which the men submitted voting applications for dead and completely non-existent residents of the city.
    County officials reported the men falsified the names, addresses, signatures and identities of thousands in an effort to help Montenegro win the race for mayor in the city of Hawthorne.
    In a campaign video, Montenegro stated his non-profit organization called Homeless Votes Matter was tasked with the mission of registering homeless people to vote in downtown Los Angeles, though no such organization officially exists.
    Montenegro and his accomplices began sending out the voter registration applications in July and continued up until October when election officials flagged a suspicious amount of ballots registered at the same address.
    The prosecutor revealed the operation was being funded by notorious street gang MS-13 in order to place Montenegro in office so they could have an ally in the city.
    In addition to the corruption, Montenegro is also reported to be an occult author who has published several books containing instructions on how to summon a demon and open a doorway to hell.
    The Los Angeles District Attorneyís Office said the case is ongoing and some of the conspirators have yet to be identified.
    Montenegro is facing multiple charges, including voter fraud, perjury, conspiracy and forgery.    If convicted, he could face up to 15-years in state prison.

11/18/2020 Raphael Warnock: Nobody Can Serve God And The Military by OAN Newsroom
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock during a rally with supporters at the Cobb Civic Center
on Sunday, Nov.15, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (John Amis/Atlanta Journal & Constitution via AP)
    After already facing scrutiny for his prior sermons, a speech from Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock resurfaced in which he stated itís impossible to serve both God and the military.
    A video recently came to the forefront showing a 2011 sermon in which Warnock argued society must turn away from the pursuit of power in order to live a life of service. The 51-year old faced criticism for suggesting those in the military are not living a life of service.
    ďAmerica, nobody can serve God and the militaryÖyou canít serve God and money, you cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time,Ē Warnock claimed.    ďAmerica, choose ye this day who you will serve
    Warnock is competing in a tight Georgia Senate race against the Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, who is a proud supporter of the men and women in uniform.    The incumbent has frequently condemned her opponent as a member of the ďradical leftĒ and a proponent of Marxism as well as anti-American sentiment.

11/18/2020 Canada Names China, Russia As Main Cyber-Crime Threats; Sees Risk To Power Supply by David Ljunggren
FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on
him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
    OTTAWA (Reuters) Ė Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said it feared foreign actors could try to disrupt power supplies.
    The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) signals intelligence agency said the programs posed the greatest strategic threat to Canada.
    ďState-sponsored cyber activity is generally the most sophisticated threat,Ē CSE said in its second national cyber threat assessment.
    CSEís first study, released in 2018, mentioned foreign-based actors without identifying them.    In July, Canada, Britain and the United States accused Russian-backed hackers of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data.
    China and Russia have repeatedly denied trying to break into other nationsí critical infrastructure. Canadian relations with China have soured notably over the last two years.
    ďWe certainly have a long history of noting behavior from China that isnít in accordance with what our expectations are,Ē Scott Jones, head of cyber security at CSE, told reporters.
    Jones did not answer directly when asked why the four nations had been named.
    CSE said it was very unlikely hackers would try to cause major damage or kill people in the absence of war.
    But they ďmay target critical Canadian organizations to Ö pre-position for future activities, or as a form of intimidation,Ē it added.
    ďState-sponsored actors are very likely attempting to develop the additional cyber capabilities required to disrupt the supply of electricity
    In 2019, Russian-associated actors probed U.S. and Canadian electricity utilities, it added.
    CSE said the threat of potential hacks was serious given how many people were relying on digital services amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    CSE is probing whether Chinaís Huawei Technologies Co Ltd can supply equipment for next-generation 5G networks.    The United States and other close allies have moved to block Huawei, saying its gear could contain backdoors allowing access for spies.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)

11/18/2020 German Police Clash With Protesters Angry At Merkelís Coronavirus Law
Demonstrators are sprayed with a water cannon during a protest against the government's coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) restrictions, next to the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin, November, 18, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Mang
    BERLIN (Reuters) Ė German police unleashed water cannon and pepper spray in an effort to scatter thousands of protesters angry about a new legal framework for enforcing coronavirus restrictions passed by parliament on Wednesday.
    Protesters near Berlinís landmark Brandenburg Gate threw bottles at police and set off smoke bombs, witnesses reported. Riot police detained some protesters while firing volleys of water and urging crowds by loudspeaker to disperse.
    Police detained 190 people and nine officers were injured.
    Demonstrators, including some far-right radicals, opposed legislation to enshrine in law powers to impose steps such as curbs on social contact, rules on mask-wearing, drinking alcohol in public and shutting shops.
    The aim of the amendment, drawn up by Chancellor Angela Merkelís government, is to prevent legal challenges to the measures that have so far mostly been enforceable at the state or local level.
    Although most Germans accept the latest ďlockdown lightĒ to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in a second wave, critics say the amendment endangers citizensí civil rights.
    The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has compared the amendment with the 1933 Enabling Act that paved the way to Hitlerís Nazi dictatorship.
    Protesters, whistling and banging saucepans, were neither keeping the required social distance nor wearing face masks.
    Some held banners with slogans such as ďStop the corona pandemic lieĒ and ďNo to forced vaccinations
    Health Minister Jens Spahn told parliament no one would be forced to be vaccinated and described the pandemic as a ďonce in a century phenomenon
    During mass marches against coronavirus curbs in August, protesters stormed the steps of the Reichstag parliament building.    In embarrassing images that went around the world, some protesters waved the far-right Reichsflagge flag.
    Europeís largest economy kept infection and death rates below those of many of its neighbours during the first phase of the crisis, but is now in the throes of a second wave in Europe.
(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Maria Sheahan and Madeline Chambers; Editing by Mark Heinrich, Alex Richardson and Bernadette Baum)

11/18/2020 U.S. Senators Seek To Stop Trumpís $23 Billion In Arms Sales To UAE
FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits in a hanger at Amari Air Base, Estonia, July 1, 2020. U.S. unmanned aircraft
are deployed in Estonia to support NATO's intelligence gathering missions in the Baltics. REUTERS/Janis Laizans/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė Three U.S. senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administrationís effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, a showdown with the president two months before he is due to leave office.
Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Chris Murphy and Republican Senator Rand Paul announced they would introduce four separate resolutions of disapproval of President Donald Trumpís plan to sell more than $23 billion worth of Reaper drones and other munitions, F-35 fighter aircraft and air-to-air missiles to the UAE.
    The lawmakers said the Trump administration, seeking to rush the sale of the sophisticated weaponry, circumvented the normal congressional review process.    They said the State and Defense Departments also refused to respond to inquiries about how the administration would deal with national security risks associated with the proposed sales.     The weaponry involved includes the worldís most advanced fighter jet, more than 14,000 deadly bombs and munitions and the second-largest sale of U.S. drones to a single country, the senators said.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Diane Craft and Tom Brown)

11/18/2020 Ga. GOP: Biden Got 9,626 Votes In Dekalb County By Mistake by OAN Newsroom
Election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter
Registrations and Elections Building on November 16, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
Observers in the ongoing vote recount in Georgia found a major mistake in the ballot-counting process. On Wednesday, Georgia GOP said 9,256 votes in Dekalb County were erroneously given to Joe Biden.
    Officials said the initial count labeled 10,700 ballots for Biden and gave only 13 ballots to President Trump, a margin similar to those in Cuban and North Korean elections.    In reality, Biden got less than 1100 of those ballots.
    The Georgia GOP has submitted an affidavit of that violation to election officials and is demanding an investigation.

11/18/2020 Pa. Supreme Court To Hear Giulianiís Fraud Arguments by OAN Newsroom
Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania gave the Trump campaign a go-ahead to present its case of alleged voter fraud in that state.
    On Wednesday, the court agreed to hear arguments of the Presidentís legal team, who said at least 8,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania were filled out improperly.
    The Presidentís team, led by Rudy Giuliani, said these ballots represent a sample of a larger number of illegal votes.
    Those ballots are signed but do not have names or addresses on their envelopes which makes it unclear where they came from.
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court consists of two Republicans and five Democrats.    The hearing is slated for Thursday.

11/18/2020 House Speaker Pelosi Signals This May Be Her Last Term by OAN Newsroom
House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has signaled this may be her last term as Speaker of the House.    During Wednesdayís news conference, Pelosi hinted that she plans to abide by an agreement she made in 2018 to serve only four more years as the House Speaker.
    ďWell, let me just say that when that conversation took place there was a move to put limits on the leadership and the chairs of committees,Ē House Speaker Pelosi stated.    ďThey said they were going to do it.    They didnít do it.    What I said then is whether it passes or not, I will abide by those limits that are there
    Her comments came just after Democrats chose Pelosi to serve a seventh and eighth year as Speaker of the House.
[Sing along, "DING DONG THE PELOSI WILL BE GONE."    But she will be leaving us with the 'FLYING MONKEY SQUAD'.].

11/18/2020 ICE Arrests 180 Immigrants In ĎOperation Broken Promiseí by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning operations to arrest
undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    A new report shows ĎImmigration and Customs EnforcementĎ officials are cracking down on illegal immigrants who do not voluntarily leave the country.
    According to a document obtained by Buzzfeed Wednesday, more than 180 immigrants were arrested in recent weeks as part of ĎOperation Broken Promise.í
    Those targeted were previously granted voluntary departure, where they committed to leaving the U.S. on their own, without being deported.     The procedure was expanded to include illegal immigrants who cannot prove theyíve lived in the U.S. for the last two years.    ICE officials are expected to announce the results of their operation on Thursday.

11/18/2020 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo To Receive $25K Pay Raise Amid Pandemic Budget Deficit by OAN Newsroom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a healthcare union rally at the Theater at Madison
Square Garden, February 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) will soon become the highest-paid governor in the nation as a pay raise is set to take effect come January.
    The Democrat governorís pay is going up by $25,000, bumping his salary from $225,000 to $250,000 all during a financial crisis in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Just one month ago, Cuomo outlined the dire situation New York was seeing itself in due to reduced revenue amid numerous shutdowns in the state.
    ďNew York state is already $50 billion in debt between state and local governments and they have not passed legislation on the state and local relief,Ē Gov. Cuomo stated.    ďIf the state has a deficit and the local governments have a deficit, we canít fund essential workers
    The raise came via a joint resolution approved by the New York State Senate and assembly in the spring of 2019.
    The New York Governor has frequently railed against the federal government, calling on them for more aid to state and local governments and threatening permanent cuts to health and education budgets.    On Tuesday, he recently raised the issue.
    ďWe donít dig out of it.    We donít have a shovel big enough to dig out of it, itís the biggest number in history,Ē Gov. Cuomo claimed.    ďWe need help from Washington and thatís what Trump wouldnít do
    In September, he also blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for being wasteful in his city budget that called for furloughs and layoffs for city workers.
    Reports say the New York governor will also see a financial boost from the sale of his coming book, but how much heís expected to make is not yet known.
    New Yorkís lieutenant governor and attorney general are slated to see raises as well.
    New York State is expected to see a four-year budget deficit of around $63 billion.    On Monday, a state commission noted raises for state judges and lawmakers have been denied.    The panel said granting raises to public servants is ďsimply not possible at this time
    According to recent reports, New York Cityís ĎMetropolitan Transit Authorityí is considering a proposal to lay off more than 9,000 employees and reduce subway services amid a $12 billion deficit.
    The state comptroller, who is also slated to see a raise, said he sees gambling as a potential revenue booster to help with the deficit crisis.    New Yorkís state legislatures stated it hasnít ruled out an emergency legislative session before 2020 ends and have called on new taxes on the wealthy to help bridge the deficit gap.
[No one in New York can earn a living without approval of Emperor Cuomo and all his cohorts and they are getting raises.].

11/18/2020 Trump Admin. Announces New Sanctions Targeting Iran by OAN Newsroom
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference to announce the Trump administrationís restoration of sanctions
on Iran, on September 21, 2020, at the US State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Trump administration has announced new sanctions targeting Iranian officials and organizations for human rights abuses.
    On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the sanctions in a statement and targeted three officials and a so-called charitable organization over their roles in a crackdown on anti-government protests last year.
    Pompeo said the Iranian regime maintains its grip on power through brute force, with no concern for the well-being of the Iranian people.    The U.S. Secretary of State also mentioned Iran losing influence thanks to new agreements like the one between Israel and Bahrain.
    ďThese agreements also tell malign actors like the Islamic Republic of Iran that their influence in the region is warning that they are ever more isolated,Ē Secretary Pompeo said.    ďAnd shall forever be until they change their direction

11/18/2020 Rep. Hice: ĎQuestions Will Come Back To Dealí With ĎThe Futureí Of Ga. Secy Of State by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Jody Hice, (R-GA), questions Gregory T. Monahan, Acting Chief U.S. Park Police National Park Police,
during the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Unanswered Questions About the US Park Policeís June 1 Attack
on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square on July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images)
    Representative Jody Hice (R-Ga.) has stated Georgiaís top election official could face consequences for his handling of the vote.
    Rep. Hice spoke to One America News on Wednesday and said thereís a lot of action in Georgia and that it is all moving the needle in the Presidentís favor.    He noted an ongoing audit found hundreds of votes for Joe Biden that ended up being for President Trump.
    His comments come as both of Georgiaís GOP senators have called on Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to resign.    Hice said he wonít take a stance on the matter right now but has predicted that concerns over Raffensberger will be addressed eventually.
    ďThere is zero question that some decisions by the Secretary of State coming up into this election and even since this election occurred have just created all sorts of chaos, unnecessarily so in Georgia,Ē Hice noted.    ďThereís no question in my mind that these questions will come back to deal specifically with the future of the Secretary of State in Georgia probably after the Senate election in January
    Hice said voters should be able to trust their elected officials and it appears Secretary Raffensberger has failed to secure the votes of Georgians.

11/19/2020 Oil up $0.25 to $41.71, DOW down 345 to 29,438.

11/19/2020 Restaurants, bars must halt indoor service by Dahlia Ghabour, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that all restaurants and bars will be closed to indoor services.
    The new rules begin at 5 p.m. Friday and will be in effect until Dec. 13, Beshear said.
    ďCarryout, delivery and outdoor seating service may continue, but only if the mask mandate and seating rules are enforced,Ē Beshear said.    Beshear cited sources from Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that noted restaurants and bars were ďclearly spreading, if not the greatest spread, of COVID-19
    To go along with the rules, Beshear announced a $40 million aid package for restaurants and bars.    Applications will be accepted from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, and entities that qualify will receive $10,000 to use for various costs.    Relief will not be available for publicly traded companies, as it is intended for smaller, locally owned restaurants.
    ďWe really want to make sure that we target the mom and pop individual business owners out there who may be suffering from the largest impact all businesses,Ē said Beshearís chief of staff, La Tasha Buckner.    ďWe know this doesnít cover the entire impact cost your business by COVID-19, but weíre hoping that it will help some
    Businesses will be eligible for a maximum of $20,000 per location, with restaurants that have at least 50% of their sales from drive-thru service not eligible for the funds.
    But Anoosh Shariat, owner of Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh, said that $10,000 barely covers payroll for one week for one of his restaurants.    Going back to only takeout means going from 10 cooks at Noosh Nosh to two.
    ďItís really the bare minimum,Ē Shariat said.    ďTruly, itís a monthís loss.    Itís a crucial time, and a lot of our restaurants are going to have a hard time dealing with it.    Last closing we were able to get some PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) money, and that kept us alive, barely, but this?    If we donít see anything from national or federal level, this is going to be a really breaking a lot of restaurantsí backs
    Wednesdayís announcement follows several months of yo-yoing on rules and regulations for bar and restaurant owners.    This time, the governor gave a warning on Monday that new measures would be announced if recent recommendations didnít work quickly to reduce the surge.
    So it wasnít a surprise when Beshear announced the new restaurant shutdown.    But for restaurant owners, itís still frustrating to keep up with everchanging rules on what is allowed when dining out.    Especially with winter around the corner.
    ďi>Fifty percent capacity was already bad enough,Ē said Paul Blackburn, owner of Union 15 and co-owner of Couvillion.    ďDuring the summer we could use tents and patios.    But when we get into the 30s temperatures, I donít care how good a tent you have you wonít be able to heat it
    Siobhan Reidy, co-owner of The Irish Rover, said earlier Wednesday if a rule were put in place and enforced for every business, it would be a relief.
    ďItís kind of like the smoking ban,Ē she said.    ďAt first we said, ĎOh, bars will go out of business.í    But my feeling is if they canít do it anywhere, weíll all just get used to it.    At this point, itís obvious that asking people politely to do something is not working
    In early August, Beshear shut down bars completely and brought indoor restaurant capacity to 25%.    On Aug. 11, the governor allowed bars to reopen with strictly enforced seating rules and allowed restaurants back to 50% capacity.    He also set a curfew for bars and restaurants mandating the last call for orders at 10 p.m.
    On Sept. 15, the governor adjusted the curfew rules and pushed the last call up to 11 p.m. with establishments expected to close by midnight.    He said it was based on a specific request from those in the restaurant industry and was part of a recognition that with ďsports coming back, some of the games can now go until 11
    Also, in September, Beshear stressed that industries like the hospitality industry, which have regulations like masked employees, sanitizing and distanced tables set to prevent the spread of COVID-19, should ďtry to do it rightĒ and not try to find a way around the rules.
    In Floyd County, Indiana, restaurants and bars were given new rules Tuesday: Bars must close by 10 p.m., and restaurants can operate at a maximum 75% capacity with spaced-out tables.    In Kentucky, diners will be limited to outdoor dining and takeout only.
    Shariat said the ruling doesnít make sense when Indiana restaurants are still able to be open indoors, because guests will just cross the river to dine.
    Chef Eric Morris, who owns the recently opened Faces Bar & Bistro at 1604 Bardstown Road in the Highlands, said in a previous interview everything is changing so quickly itís hard to keep up.
    ďItís difficult.    You form a game plan with your staffŹ about what to do to get through it ... and everything changes,Ē Morris said.    ďI donít know if weíre just being punished.    I donít know.    I think itís very unfair for restaurants, though
    Restaurant owners feel squeezed between patrons who resist the restrictions and others who are bothered the establishment hasnít shut down.
    ďRestaurants canít win,Ē said Stacy Roof, president and CEO of the Kentucky Restaurant Association.
    Having to operate at 50% capacity is tough enough, but eateries need time to order food and align staffŹ to any restrictions.    The coming months already pose enough challenges to make a go of it, Roof said.
    ďTheyíre just hoping they are still around when all this is over,Ē she said.
    Blackburn said before the pandemic, he ran two successful restaurants that were able to pay their employees well and ďserve a great product to customers
    ďNow, no matter what you do as a business owner, it doesnít matter, because someone else has their finger on your pulse,Ē he said.    ďYou have to follow the rules.    Of course I want people not to get sick.    But itís a very humbling and frustrating position to be in
    Beshear said he didnít want to cause harm to restaurants and bars, but ďthis virus spreads where people congregate and take offŹ their masks
    ďItís really unfair to the restaurants and bars, but itís not us being unfair,Ē he said.    ďItís the virus being unfair
    Dahlia Ghabour: 502-582-4497;; Twitter: @dghabour.
[15 deaths / 2,753 cases = 0.005% is very low mortality rate Beshear and your new policy will ensure you will be defeated or any Democrat in the next election in Kentucky as the whole nation is seeing Democrat controlled states are doing the same stupid actions and I bet the persons who died did not go to a restaurant to get infected and every Wal-Mart and grocery stores are open and this morning I went to my favorite restaurant to eat and found out it is over only until Dec. 13 the day before the Electoral College convenes to select a president officially not the fake news way, and if God would grant me any wish I would ask for him to put Andy Beshear locked up in his Frankfort office with no human contact until Dec. 13.].

11/19/2020 George Soros Urges EU To Stand Up To Hungary And Poland On Recovery Fund
FILE PHOTO: Billionaire investor George Soros attends the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė Billionaire financier George Soros said the European Union must stand up to Hungary and Poland and cannot afford to compromise on the rule-of-law provisions it applies to the funds it allocates to member states.
    Hungary and Poland on Monday blocked the adoption of the 2021-2027 budget and recovery fund by European Union governments because the budget law included a clause which makes access to money conditional on respecting the rule of law.
    This delay the launch of the 1.8 trillion euro package that combines the EUís long-term budget and the blocís economic recovery plan.
    In a Project Syndicate article published on Thursday, Soros said Hungary and Polandís veto of the EU budget and coronavirus recovery plan could be circumvented.
    If there is no agreement on a new EU budget, the old budget could be extended on a yearly basis.    If this is the case, Poland and Hungary would risk not receiving any payments under new rule of law conditions, the financier and philanthropist argued.
    ďThe EU canít afford to compromise on the rule-of-law provisions,Ē Soros wrote.    He added that in the case of Hungary, EU funds should be directed to local authorities.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe; editing by Sujata Rao)

    So if you have been fooled by the FAKE NEWS and the Biden people that he is president the image below shows you the Electoral Vote count and as you can see there are 4 states Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania who are still in the official count process and there will be several legal issues going to the courts for violations in the count issues and even Michigan and Wisconsin are being investigated and until all of this is being litigated in the legal courts.
    The Left is crybabying about Trump not doing a civil transition.
    But they forget that Trump and his family has been harrassed from day 1 with rioting on the streets, then FBI plotting a fake charges on Michael Flynn, and many of his people attacked and threatened, then a fake Russia collusion charge, then Mueller report, then a phone Impeachment, attacking his tax records, and still doing it after 4 years and they want a peaceful transition and I would not blame him if he used every facility to hassle the incoming if that even happens since it is possible they are trying to steal the election with voting corruption

11/19/2020 Trump Campaign: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Invalid, Should Be Tossed by OAN Newsroom
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)
    The Trump campaignís legal team discussed post-election challenges in a number of swing states.    On Thursday, President Trumpís personal attorney spoke on the extensive cases of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, Michigan and more.
    Rudy Giuliani claims widespread fraud was likely carried out by a central Democrat force as most cases were found in Democrat-led cities like Philadelphia and Detroit.
    The former New York City mayor cited numerous claims and eye witness reports, including poll workers blocking Republicans from inspecting ballots.
    ďThe number of voter fraud cases in Philadelphia could fill a library,Ē he stated.    ďJust a few weeks ago, there was a conviction of voter fraud and one to two weeks before that
    Giuliani argued when only legal votes are counted, Democrat Joe Biden will actually be hundreds of thousands of votes behind President Trump.

11/19/2020 Evidence Of Ballot Dumping Found In Wis., Mich. by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, workers count Milwaukee County ballots on Election Day at Central Count in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash File)
    President Trump is pointing to the latest evidence of an illegal ballot-dump in Wisconsin.    In a tweet Wednesday, the President said Democrat Joe Biden received a major dump of more than 143,000 ballots on the night after the election.
    He noted, the illegal dump took place in the early morning hours on November 4 when Democrats realized they were losing in the state.    The 2020 Trump campaign is now mounting a legal challenge to prevent the certification of fraudulent election results in Wisconsin.
    Meanwhile, witnesses of voting fraud in Detroit, Michigan have come forward to detail alleged ballot dumps in favor of Biden.    In a video testimony Wednesday, poll worker Kristina Karamo said she personally witnessed spoiled and invalid ballots being awarded to Biden.
    ďIt was like so much going on, but I did personally witness the ballots being delivered between 3 oíclock and 3:30 a.m.,Ē she stated.    ďSo I did personally witness ballots arriving at the time
    Karamo, who worked at Detroitís TCF Center, also said election officials did not review signatures on ballots.    She added, suspicious batches of ballots were delivered to the TCF Center at night and all of them went to Biden.
    Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is calling for an investigation of suspected voter fraud in key battleground states.
    ďWe need to figure out how many votes came in after the deadline and the court has ruled those are illegal,Ē he noted.    ďThen if itís a significant number, we need to figure out and readjust the totals so the votes will now be illegal
John Catsimatidis ∑ Senator Rand Paul 11-15-20
    On Wednesday, the senator said the 2020 Trump campaign should check samples of 2,000 random votes for fraud and other irregularities.    He added, this would allow officials to build a statistical model to prove rampant voter fraud in court.

11/19/2020 Ga. GOP Chairman Uncovers Possible Fraud In Dekalb County Polling, Requests Investigation by OAN Newsroom
Election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter
Registrations and Elections Building on November 16, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
    The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party recently uncovered a major instance of potential voter fraud.    In a string of tweets Wednesday, David Shafer noted one of his poll monitors discovered a near 10,000 vote error in Dekalb County.
    The batch of votes in question was mislabeled as having more than 10,000 votes for Biden and 13 for President Trump when the actual count showed Biden with just over 1,000 votes to the Presidentís 13.
    To put that in perspective, Bidenís margin of victory was 99-.9 percent.    Shafered pointed out that there are only two other elections in recorded history with a margin of victory that high.
    The first was Cuban First Secretary Raul Castroís highly controversial 2008 victory, which came in at 99.4 percent.    The other was former Korean leader Kim Jong-ilís 2009 victory, which was also at 99.9 percent.
    Shafer also claimed Republicans were only assigned one poll watcher for every ten tabulation tables and they were kept at a distance, in turn, making their jobs almost impossible.
    State election official Gabriel Sterling conceded the issue was due to human error, but claimed it was caught preemptively before it caused any major issues.
    Meanwhile, Shafer said his attorneys have submitted an affidavit from the poll monitor and has requested an investigation into the incident.

11/19/2020 Internet Users Dox GOP Election Officials In Wayne County, Mich. by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer, left, talks with
Vice Chair Jonathan Kinloch before the boardís meeting in Detroit. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, File)
    Two Republican canvassers in Wayne County, Michigan signed affidavits stating ďintense bullying and coercionĒ from Democrats forced them to certify the election results for Joe Biden.
    According to reports Wednesday, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer, GOP members of the Board of Canvassers for the county, have had their personal details leaked.
    This occurred after a chaotic meeting on Tuesday, where the four-member board initially refused to certify the results due to ďirregularities in polling booksĒ in a 2-2 deadlocked vote.
    In separate affidavits, Hartmann and Palmer both claimed they felt ďmisledĒ and ďpressuredĒ to change their vote.    They originally voted against certification.    After hours of what they said amounted to bullying, however, the two GOP members struck a deal to certify the election in return for a promise of a thorough audit.
    When the two realized officials would not honor the audit Wednesday, they rescinded their votes.    The pair said they faced numerous threats and accusations of racism not just from internet users, but also from Democrat colleagues.
    According to their court filings, both of the GOP board members raised concerns about discrepancies in nearly three-quarters of Detroitís precinct poll books.
    The Board of State Canvassers is set to meet on Monday and the certification process will take place next week.

11/19/2020 Trump Campaign Paying $3M For Partial Wis. Recounts by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots
at the Kenosha Municipal building on Election Day, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
    The Trump campaign has continued its work to combat election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.    It recently asked election officials in the state of Wisconsin to recount ballots in two counties after claiming multiple voting irregularities.
    In a court filing announced Wednesday, the Presidentís re-election campaign called for recounts in Milwaukee and Dane County while arguing election officials directed ballot counters to illegally alter unfinished absentee ballots.
    Following the filing, the Wisconsin Elections Commission held an emergency meeting in order to discuss the process of the recount.    In order to fulfill the recount request and comply with election regulations, the Trump campaign paid $3 million to election officials in the Badger State.
    ďSo what we have here is a situation where he was required to make an estimated payment and file a timely petition,Ē explained Ann Jacobs of the Wisconsin Election Commission.    ďHe has done both of those things..therefore, an order will be issued mandating that the recount take place
    Under Wisconsin state law, voters must show a valid identification while voting either by mail or in person with incomplete absentee ballots not counted.
    ďIf there were absentee ballots that were rejected, theyíre going to review those too to see if they were incorrectly rejected,Ē stated Megan     Wolfe of the Wisconsin Election Commission.    ďThey are also going to review all of those envelopes to see if they missed any that should have been rejected and, again, they are going to evaluate any of those irregularities
    The state posted its completed canvass totals Tuesday, which showed the President behind by a small margin.    The potential recount must be finished before election results can be certified December 1.
    ďWhat will happen next is the order will go out, it will go out tomorrow, and it must be completed under state law in 13 days,Ē said Jacobs.    ďIt can be completed faster, but it cannot go longer than 13 days
    Officials are expected to approve and order the recount Thursday.

11/19/2020 Mich. Businesses Struggle Amid Pandemic Restrictions by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
    Businesses in Michigan continue to worry about the economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions, although data from October shows the stateís unemployment rate is down to 5.5 percent.    This is a major drop from Septemberís unemployment rate of 8.6 percent.
    More than four and a half people in the state were unemployed last month, which marked the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
    Meanwhile, a rising number of virus cases and winter weather could worsen layoffs.    Workers are looking to Congress to pass more stimulus amid concerns they wonít be able to stay afloat financially.
    ďMy savings are gone, my bills are coming up,Ē bartender Stephanie Fox stated.    ďMy dog needs surgery, and Iím like, OK, you know, but at the same time, I get it
    More than 20 million Americans are receiving some form of unemployment benefits, but about half of them will lose it when programs expire at the end of the year.

11/19/2020 HHS Secy. Alex Azar Gives Update On COVID-19 Vaccines by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, wearing a face mask, listens to the media after visiting
a mask factory in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Chiang Ying-ying/AP)
    The secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, delivered an update on the status of Moderna and Pfizerís coronavirus vaccines.    On Wednesday, he announced he expects the vaccines to be ready for vulnerable populations by the end of the year.
    ďBecause of this work, by the end of December we expect to have about 40 million doses of these two vaccines available for distribution pending FDA authorization,Ē said Azar.    ďEnough to vaccinate about 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans and production, of course, would continue to ramp up after that
    Although vulnerable populations may start receiving doses by December, officials said distribution to the general population likely wonít start until sometime next year.
    ďYou know, the EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) may be approved in the middle of December or so,Ē stated Moncef Slaoui, Operation Warp Speed chief.    ďAnd by the time the vaccine starts to be laid out, you may, as an individual, only have access to the vaccine in a month and a half or two months
    This comes amid some concerns strict storage requirements may impede access to the vaccines throughout the country.    However, officials soothed those worries during a conference call earlier in the day.    They said local jurisdictions should be ready to distribute the vaccines within hours of them being granted regulatory approval.
    Pfizer is likely to be granted emergency use authorization from the FDA about a week before Moderna with full approval expected to take about three-months.    Azar said, in the meantime, people should be wearing masks and practicing social distancing as much as possible.
    ďWith the vaccine news that we have, with the therapeutic approval that we have, there is light at the end of the tunnel,Ē stated the HHS secretary.    ďBut we need people to get there and the way people are going to get there is by practicing good individual behaviors of washing your hands, watching your distance, wearing your face coverings when you canít watch your distance
    In recent tests, both drug makers reported their vaccines were about 95 percent effective.

11/19/2020 Calif. Gov. Newsom, Officials Caught Defying Their Own COVID-19 Restrictions by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19
testing facility in Valencia, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)
    While businesses are forced to shutdown and millions of Californians struggle to put food on the table, Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated a lobbyistís birthday at an upscale French restaurant.    Images have been emerging of the night in question, which counter the claims made by the Democrat leader.
    On Tuesday, local media released these photos showing Newsom violating the coronavirus restrictions he put in place.    The images show dozens of people not wearing masks, not social distancing and not dining outdoors as Newsom claimed in his apology.
    ďIt was in Napa, which is in the orange status, relatively loose compared to the other counties,Ē the governor claimed.    ďI shouldíve stood up and left, instead, I chose to sit there with my wife and a number of other couples who were outside the household
    New information is also emerging about who attended that dinner party.    According to a local report, California Medical Association officials were also there standing inside the restaurant without wearing face masks.
    It was CEO Dustin Corcoran and their top lobbyist/Senior Vice President Janus Norman.    These are the very officials that have employed the strictest rules and even advised Newsom to push Napa County back into the purple tier as of Tuesday.
    Since the photos emergence, many are labeling the health officials and the man who calls the shots as ďhypocrites.Ē    The two health officials have not commented on the matter.

11/19/2020 Secy. Pompeo Denounces Boycotts Of Israel As Anti-Semitic by OAN Newsroom
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks alongside Israelís Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi after a security briefing on Mount Bental
in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the Israeli-Syrian border, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently denounced boycotts being held against Israel by labeling them as anti-Semitic.
    While holding a joint press conference in Israel Thursday, the U.S. official denounced the targeted practice against Israel known as the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
    The BDS movement began in 2005 as a non-violent protest against Israeli policies towards Palestinians.    However, Israel sees the movement as a threat to its state that seeks to strategically damage its security and economy.
    Secretary Pompeo said the U.S. sides with Israel over the matter and is going to crackdown on the practice.
    ďWe will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,Ē he stated.    ďI want you to know we will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw U.S. government support for such groups
    Moving forward, Israel has the legal authority to ban foreigners with ties to the BDS movement.

11/19/2020 Ga. Trump Supporters Protest At State Capitol Building by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs during a rally outside the Georgia State Capitol Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Supporters of President Trump gathered at Georgiaís capitol building to protest election fraud and theft of the 2020 presidential election.
    On Wednesday, election officials announced the state would finish counting by the end of the day, which prompted demonstrators on both sides to descend on downtown Atlanta.
    Hundreds of Trump supporters walked into the capitol building to demand their politicians ĎStop the Stealí of the election by the Democrats.
    Demonstrations outside remained peaceful as police stood between the opposing groups.
    ďYouíre going to need Georgia,Ē stated Nick Fuentes, a podcast personality.    ďYouíre going to need probably Pennsylvania and Arizona to clear his (President Trump) path, I think to 270, so they are trying to shut it down all right here
    Georgia officials have not yet released their final result count as legal challenges are ongoing.

11/19/2020 Secy Mnuchin Asks Fed To Return $455B Of COVID Relief Funds by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefs reporters on President Donald Trumpís newly signed executive order imposing
new sanctions on Iran, at the White House on June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested that the Federal Reserve return unused coronavirus stimulus funds.
    In a letter to Fed Chairman Jay Powell on Thursday, Mnuchin said the central bank held some $455 billion from the COVID-relief package passed back in March.    The Treasury Secretary asked Powell to return that money so Congress can spend it on additional relief measures.
    ďThe liquidity and capital position of U.S. banks ensure that they can fulfill the financing requirements of their customers,Ē Mnuchin wrote in the letter.    ďIn the most recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, only 2% of small and medium-size firms reported that all their borrowing needs were not satisfied
    The Fed cut interest rates and expanded the balance sheet earlier this year to help the U.S. economy.    Mnuchin added he will be able to help U.S. businesses without a new COVID-relief bill if the Fed returns its relief funds.

11/19/2020 White House COVID Task Force Holds Press Briefing by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James Brady Press
Briefing Room at the White House on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    Vice President Mike Pence and the coronavirus task force stand ready to confront the recent spike of coronavirus infections sweeping the nation.
    In a press briefing Thursday, Pence offered his condolences to the U.S. citizens who have been directly impacted by the virus.    Whether they lost a loved one or faced economic hardship as a result of the pandemic, the vice president expressed his sympathy.
    Pence also touted the success of recent vaccine trials due to Operation Warp Speed.    He went on to praise the great strides the administration took to get much needed personal protective equipment.
    The vice president then assured the American people there will be light in this time of darkness.

11/19/2020 Lin Wood: President Trump Won 400 Electoral Votes by OAN Newsroom
Attorney L. Lin Wood speaks to the media about his client. (Photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images)
    A pair of attorneys discussed the legitimacy of the election and argued the left got caught red-handed in stealing the vote.
    On Wednesday, attorney Lin Wood and talk show host Mark Levin weighed in on the ongoing legal challenges.    The two pointed out the ďrealĒ results showed President Trump won by a massive margin.
    ďThis election was a fraud,Ē stated Lin Wood, attorney for the Trump campaign.    ďDonald Trump won, I believe, a 70% plus landslide election in the nation.    He probably won over 400 electoral votes
    Meanwhile, Wood noted the Presidentís legal team continues to uncover numerous instances of voter fraud in battleground states.    He mentioned absentee and mail-in voting were marred by partisan corruption.
    In addition, Dominion Voting Systems continues to remain the target of much scrutiny from Republicans.    According to Wood, Dominion contained software that was manipulated within a network of corporations around the globe.
    He added that it took 36 days to resolve the electoral dispute during the 2000 Election, but we are currently only on the 15th day of legal proceedings.
    Wood also cited potential foreign influence from China. He mentioned the far leftís attempts to get rid of the Constitution by overthrowing the current administration under the guise of an election.
    ďTheyíve infiltrated our government at [the] state, local, and national levelÖA number of people have been corrupted by Chinese money and even subject to extortion,Ē the attorney claimed.    ďWe the people are not going to let somebody come in here and take over our government and take away our freedoms
    Wood urged Americans to ignore Joe Bidenís claims of victory and stated President Trump won this election.

11/20/2020 Oil up $0.28 to $41.80, DOW up 45 to 29,483.

11/20/2020 Incoming Biden Presidency Exposes Old French-German Rift On Defence by Michel Rose and Andreas Rinke
FILE PHOTO: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron attend the
face-to-face EU summit in Brussels, Belgium October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo
    PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) Ė The German defence ministerís warning against the ďillusionsĒ of pursuing European defence autonomy rattled French President Emmanuel Macron so much that her comments became a topic of discussion at a cabinet meeting this month in Paris.
    ďWe found it regrettable, but we noted it was only an isolated position and not (Chancellor Angela) Merkelís line,Ē an official present in the room at the Elysee palace told Reuters, putting a brave face on the divergence of views.
    In a robustly Atlanticist column published by Politico on Nov. 2, on the eve of the U.S. presidential election, Germanyís Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Europe would remain dependent on Washington for its defence for a long time to come.
    Macron, a champion of European ďstrategic autonomy,Ē said he was ďin complete disagreementĒ with the German minister, arguing that the United States would only respect a Europe that was more self-reliant in defence.
    The episode is illustrative of how some deep-seated differences between the European Unionís two most powerful nations are bubbling to the surface now that the days of U.S. President Donald Trumpís isolationist policies which helped Macron promote his agenda are numbered.
    Although Joe Bidenís election victory may well mean warmer, stabler transatlantic relations, people close to Macron say Trumpís ďAmerica First" approach and public bullying of Germany for not spending more on defence had helped the French leader press his vision of European strategic autonomy.
    ďHe helped us, thatís for sure,Ē one said, ďin words and in deeds
    The four years of hostility from Trump pushed the EU machine more in Macronís direction and accelerated efforts to deepen EU defence cooperation.    The EU will soon draw up a master military strategy document, the closest thing it could have to a military doctrine, diplomats said on Thursday.
    But that impetus may weaken with Biden, an avowed Atlanticist returned to the White House.    Germany has long believed Europeís security interests are best served in a close defence alliance with the United States.
    ďWith the Biden victory, some hidden German-French differences come into the open again,Ē said one German government official.    ďIt was easy to reject Trump, but the view of Washington will change with Biden
    Macron and Merkel have spoken regularly to each other, both before and since Bidenís election win, about the future of the transatlantic relationship, conversations which prompted Macron to say Merkel was more in line with Paris, French officials say.
    German officials insist Merkel Ė who is due to step down next year Ė supports her defence minister but also say that the gap between Paris and Berlin is narrower than it might appear.    It was understandable that there was ďnervousnessĒ in Paris after Bidenís victory, but it was unfounded, they said.
    ďThe differences on defence are not that big,Ē a source close to Merkel said.    ďThink of all the joint military cooperation projects
good old daysĒ of the transatlantic relationship.
    A ďpivot to AsiaĒ undertaken by Barack Obama, Bidenís former boss, is likely to resume with the Democrats back in power.
    Merkel has said Europe must do more to ensure its own security, including with increased NATO contributions, and has cautioned against euphoria over an impending Biden presidency.
    ďMerkel is the last person who thinks that with Biden everything will be fine again in transatlantic relations,Ē the source close to her said.
    So if both countries want to strengthen European defence and at the same time work with Washington, some analysts ask what motivated Kramp-Karrenbauer to speak out so strongly.
    ďItís possible that some particularly Atlanticist voices in Berlin suspect Macron of secretly wanting to weaken NATO,Ē Ulrike Franke of the ECFR think-tank wrote in Le Grand Continent.
(Additional reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Gareth Jones)

11/20/2020 Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna To Apply For Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, an ad for COVID-19 testing reflects on glass at a bus stop, as pedestrians walk
past Pfizer world headquarters in New York. On Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of
its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said Pfizer and BioNTech will be requesting Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday.
    ďAnd now, Pfizerís partner, BioNTech has announced they intend to file for Emergency Use Authorization at the FDA,Ē he announced.    ďWe would expect to see Moderna filing soon also
    Both Pfizer and BioNTech released interim results of their COVID-19 vaccine trials, which demonstrated a 90 percent effectiveness rate.    Later, finalized results showed effectiveness to be closer to 95 percent.
    Azar also noted Pfizerís planned application with the FDA will be reviewed by an independent board of scientists before being granted.    Once the FDA grants Pfizer and BioNTech authorization, they plan to ship millions of doses of the vaccine within 24-hours.
    Likewise, competing pharmaceutical company Moderna has reported a similar vaccine with an efficiency rate of close to 95 percent.    These vaccines differ from typical vaccines in the way they attack virus cells.
    Typically, a vaccine will inject dead virus cells into the bloodstream, which allows the immune system to recognize the individual virus and produce antibodies that can create an individualís immunity to the virus.
    Instead, these most successful coronavirus vaccines inject people with RNA from the virus.    What the body does in response is begin to make a protein based on what that RNA suggests.    The RNA in these vaccines directs the body to make spike proteins, the protein which makes up those tiny spikes on the outside of the coronavirus cell.
    When this RNA is injected, however, the body begins producing these spike proteins without the virus actually being present.    When the immune system recognizes these proteins are in the body, they begin producing antibodies.    If the coronavirus enters the body later on, those antibodies will keep the virus from multiplying.    In essence, those antibodies make you immune.
    Scientists will continue to monitor the tens of thousands of test subjects who have received the vaccine as this kind of messenger RNA has never been widely used before.
    Another major area of interest for scientists is how long this immunity could last.    Scientists have said itís possible to get coronavirus more than once, though they also said itís quite rare.
    According to BNA, a Dutch International News Agency, between August and November there have been 24 reinfection cases globally and only two reinfection cases in the U.S.
    For now, Emergency Use Authorization of these vaccines could allow frontline workers and other essential personnel to receive vaccinations before the end of the year.    However, it may take until late spring or early summer for the vaccine to become widely available to the masses.

11/20/2020 Presidentís Lawyers Say Communist-Funded Election Software Responsible For Alleged Voting Irregularities by OAN Newsroom
Sidney Powell, right, speaks next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trumpís legal team, during
a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    The Presidentís lawyers are weighing in, once again, on election fraud during the 2020 White House race.    While speaking in D.C. Thursday, they claimed votes were hacked and ballots were switched from President Trump to Joe Biden through technology that was developed in Venezuela.
    Rudy Giuliani, President Trumpís personal lawyer, said the company funding the technology has close ties to known communist leaders.
    ďThe company counting our vote, with control over our vote, is owned by two Venezuelans who were allies of Chavez or present allies of Maduro,Ē he stated.    ďWith a company whose chairman is a close associate and business partner of George Soros
    Giuliani recently noted several whistleblowers have come forward to testify about so-called glitches in election software.    On Thursday, he said hundreds more have signed affidavits detailing incidents with voting systems.
    ďDo you know how many affidavits we have in the Michigan case?    Two hundred and twenty affidavits,Ē he stated.    ďTheyíre not all public, but eight of them are
    Most claims center around the Canadian-made Dominion Voting Systems and the Venezuelan-made Smartmatic systems.
    Sidney Powell, an attorney for the 2020 Trump campaign, said the same technology was used to secure a victory for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and could have been used across the country.
    ďBut one of its most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes,Ē Powell explained ďIt can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them
    The attorney added, the alleged error may not have been caught if not for the numerous amount of votes for the President.
    Giuliani and Powell have taken the lead on pursuing any voting irregularities against the Trump administration.    They are awaiting lawsuits in multiple states, including Georgia and Nevada.

11/20/2020 Mich. Governor Impeachment Resolution Introduced As Businesses Fear New Lockdown Measures by OAN Newsroom
In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state
during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
    Michigan Republicans recently introduced articles of impeachment against Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.    State Rep. Beau LaFave formally introduced the articles Thursday along with two other GOP colleagues.
    The lawmakers are accusing Whitmer of exceeding her authority by issuing government orders that arenít in the best interest of constituents and using the pandemic as an opportunity to ďreward political allies
    This came after Whitmer issued another three-week lockdown order, limiting indoor social gatherings amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.
    If impeached in the House, a trial will take place in the Senate. A two-thirds vote would be required for Whitmer to be convicted and removed.
    The move would be unprecedented in Michiganís history, but stands a good chance of getting through the stateís Congress as both chambers have a Republican majority.    Additionally, itís a move that could go over well with businesses in the state.
    October data shows the stateís unemployment rate is down to 5.5 percent, which is a major drop from Septemberís rate of 8.6 percent.    More than 4.5 million people in Michigan were unemployed in September, marking the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
    Whitmerís new lockdown measures combined with a rising number of virus cases could worsen layoffs. Workers are concerned they wonít be able to stay afloat financially and are looking to Congress to pass more stimulus relief.
    More than 20 million Americans are receiving some form of unemployment benefits and about half of which will lose them when programs expire at the end of the year.

11/20/2020 Lawmakers Working On Spending Package, Government Shutdown Looms by OAN Newsroom
File Ė The U.S. Senate and Capitol dome are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
    Congress is preparing to check out for the Thanksgiving holiday without reaching a resolution on the massive annual spending package.
    On Thursday, party leaders from both chambers discussed the possibility of attaching pandemic aid to an omnibus spending bill before the December 11 deadline.    This comes as several relief programs expire at the end of the year, fueling uncertainty over the continuation of aid to families and businesses.
    An omnibus spending bill would effectively combine a number of spending bills, including a coronavirus stimulus package, into a single larger piece of legislation.    This comes as negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus have been at an impasse due to disagreements over the price of the bill.
    Democrats are pushing for a $2.2 trillion package that Republicans said would bring massive government debt and harm economic recovery.    Meanwhile, Senate Republicans have their eyes set on a much lower $500 billion spending package.
    The GOP has hopes of tackling top priorities, including veteran care, securing the southern border and supporting public health during the pandemic.
    The White House has said they support the massive annual spending package and are hopeful lawmakers from both sides will reach an agreement before the deadline.    The spending bill must be passed in time in order to avoid a potential government shutdown.

11/20/2020 Director Of Prestigious Private School Calls MAGA ĎRacistí by OAN Newsroom
A man holds a Make America Great Again sign while sporting a Make America Great Again hat as supporters of
US President Donald Trump and his policies demonstrate during a ďPittsburgh Not ParisĒ rally. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
    The director of a private school in Southern California came under fire for labeling Make America Great Again attire Ďracist.í
    The head of La Jolla Country Day in San Diego, Gary Krahn, made the comments after a student wore a MAGA hat on campus.    In an email to the schoolís staff, Krahn said the iconic symbol of support for Americaís president is ďa symbol of racism and hatred
    He also said the student will never wear the hat again, although the dress code in the schoolís handbook does not outlaw political attire.
    The head of La Jolla County Day went a step further to explain why he spoke with the student in a video to the school community.
    ďIt was a decision about dignity, the inherent value that all humans have,Ē Krahn claimed.    ďWhen I approached the studentÖI shared with him that he had the right to wear that hat, [but] I also shared the impact it has on our community
    Parents pay up to $40,000 in tuition to send their kids to the K-12 school.

11/20/2020 Lara Trump, Mark Meadows Possible Candidates For N.C. Senate, Reports Say by OAN Newsroom
Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump listens to Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Trump, speak during a news
conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    Two Trump administration officials are vying for the open North Carolina Senate seat left behind by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who announced he will not be running for reelection in 2022.
    According to a reports Thursday, the Presidentís daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, and his White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, are both interested in filling the vacancy.
    Lara campaigned on behalf of President Trump in North Carolina in 2016 and 2020, successfully securing the state for her father-in-law both times.    During this election cycle, she rallied in her hometown of Wilmington, gathering hundreds in support of the President.
    Former White House official Kellyanne Conway told reporters Lara would be a ďformidableĒ candidate for Senate as she is a ďcompelling messenger
In this Oct. 30, 2020, photo, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks on a phone
on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Meanwhile, Meadows is another native from North Carolina on the Trump administration interested in running for the seat.    Prior to working for the White House, Meadows was a representative for North Carolinaís 11th Congressional District. He officially resigned to join the Trump administration in March of this year.
    This comes as North Carolina is a hotly contested swing state with Democrats eyeing to flip the state despite President Trumpís most recent win in the battleground this election cycle.

11/20/2020 Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues Limited Stay-At-Home Order by OAN Newsroom
A man walks past a mostly empty outdoor seating area for a restaurant Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    The Golden State is under lockdown, once again, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a near statewide curfew. On Thursday, the Democrat lawmaker said ďin light of an unprecedented and rapid rise in COVID-19,Ē heís requiring non-essential work, movement and gatherings to stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    The order applies to 41 of the stateís 58 counties or more than 94 percent of all state residents.    Those counties are currently classified within the stateís ďpurple tier,Ē which includes communities where more than 8 percent of COVID tests over the past week have come back positive.
    While many residents worry about the severity of the order, the states Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, has said the measures could be worse.
    The governorís decision has received widespread backlash after pictures surfaced of him at a dinner earlier this week violating his own guidelines.
    During Thursdayís GOP House briefing, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Newsom lost his credibility with Californians after he violated his own COVID-19 restrictions.
    The left has also criticized the move with the front page of the New York Times featuring the story titled ďFor Californiaís Governor the Coronavirus Message is Do as I say, Not as I Dine
    The Golden State lockdown will go into effect this Saturday and will last until December 21.

11/20/2020 Feds Charge Third Cincinnati Councilman With Corruption by OAN Newsroom
The FBI seal (Photo by YURI GRIPAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images)
    An Ohio Democrat serving as a city councilman was recently charged with corruption and bribery.    During a press conference Thursday, federal officials charged Cincinnati councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld with six different counts involving bribery, extortion and wire fraud.
    Sittenfeld allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for positive votes in connection to certain development deals.    The FBI said they have evidence that connects him to a scheme supporting the development of a building into a hotel and office complex as well.
    U.S. Attorney Dave Devillers described the scheme, which was meant to bribe citizens of Cincinnati by corruptly soliciting $40,000 into a PAC.    The so-called PAC was secretly controlled by Sittenfeld.
    Sittenfeld is the third Cincinnati city councilman to be arrested and charged with a federal crime.    The FBI will continue to investigate the charges as they expect to make more arrests in connection to the claims of corruption.

11/20/2020 Ahead Of G20, U.N. Chief Warns ĎDeveloping World On Precipice Of Financial Ruiní by Michelle Nichols
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters
in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Ė U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that ďthe developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold sufferingĒ as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
    His message came ahead of a meeting of the leaders of the Group of 20 rich nations and big emerging powers this weekend.
    ďWe cannot let the COVID pandemic lead to a debt pandemic,Ē Guterres told reporters.
    He has been pushing the G20 to further extend and expand debt service suspension to help developing and middle-income economies recover from the pandemic and for the allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) and a voluntary reallocation of existing Special Drawing Rights.
    In excerpts of a draft G20 communique on Friday, leaders note that the coronavirus crisis had hit the most vulnerable in society the hardest, and said some countries may need debt relief beyond a temporary freeze in official debt payments that ends in June 2021.
    ďI am pushing for a further extension through the end of 2021 and, critically, to expand the scope of these initiatives to all developing and middle-income countries in need,Ē Guterres said.
    A final statement will be released by leaders from the United States, China and other Group of 20 nations after they meet by video conference on Saturday.
    ďWe face epic policy tests.    But ultimately, there is a moral test.    The trillions of dollars needed for COVID recovery is money that we are borrowing from future generations.    Every last penny,Ē Guterres said.
    ďWe cannot use those resources to lock in policies that burden them with a mountain of debt on a broken and dangerous planet,Ē he said.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols, Editing by Franklin Paul and Nick Zieminski)
[One of the main Globalist agency in with the G20 and the UN still thinks they can con the world for money to save the world but is doing nothing about stopping or condemning those who caused it because they would lose that funding.].

11/20/2020 Coons Says Hopes For Bipartisan U.S. Policy To ĎOut-Competeí China by Humeyra Pamuk
FILE PHOTO: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) questions Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during an
oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 16, 2020. Toni Sandys/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė U.S. Democratic Senator Chris Coons, seen as a contender for secretary of state in the incoming Biden administration, told Reuters on Friday he hoped to see a bipartisan policy take shape for the United States to ďout-competeĒ China.
    Coons also said that while the main U.S. focus would have to be on competing with Beijing, it was essential to cooperate on areas such as climate change, global health and nuclear non-proliferation.
    ďI see clearly that China is a peer competitor.    And we have to be able at the same time, to cooperate with China in those areas where itís essential,Ē Coons said in an interview.
    ďThereís a whole series of areas where the world is only going to get safer and more stable if the United States and China cooperate, but our main focus has to be competing with China,Ē he said.
    A senator from Delaware, Coons is a close friend of former Vice President Joe Biden, who won the Nov. 3 presidential election and is due to take office on Jan. 20.
    He is also a prominent member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and could expect a relatively smooth path to confirmation from his Senate colleagues, even if the body remains Republican-dominated.
    Coons stressed that foreign policy had to be rooted in domestic policy and that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy were the priority.
    ďEverything comes back to responding to this pandemic in a competent way,Ē he said.
    ďIf the American people canít see a way through the pandemic and the recession and a way forward towards coming together as a country Ö some potential hypothetical Ö foreign matter doesnít really affect the daily lives of most Americans the way this pandemic is
    But Coons said the United States also had to ďto prepare for the possibility of conflict with ChinaĒ and this meant ďbeing more active and more engaged on the world stage along with our allies
    Taking a swipe at outgoing President Donald Trump, he added that Washington ďcanít just have an approach to the world that is a list of grievances, we have to offer an appealing alternative
    ďXi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party are convinced that Americaís in decline, that the United States and our system are broken and weakening,Ē he said referring to Chinaís leader.
    ďItís up to us to show that they are vibrant and strong and capable of solving problems.Ē
    Coons said he expected the Biden administration to do an analysis with Congress on ďwhere we are and where weíre going in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship before making any decisions about either carrots or sticksĒ on trade and Chinaís actions related to the coronavirus, which originated in that country.
    Top advisers to Biden have said before that he would immediately consult with Americaís main allies to seek ďcollective leverage,Ē before deciding on the future of the tariffs Trump has imposed in his trade war with China.
    In the run-up to his failed re-election bid, which he is still refusing to concede, Trump has ditched decades of efforts to cooperate with China and declared it a strategic rival.
    Relations have since plunged to their lowest level in decades amid U.S. attempts to push back against Beijingís bid to spread its influence globally.
    Washington has taken action to restrict the activities of Chinese technology companies, imposed sanctions on Chinese officials over crackdowns on minority Muslims and Hong Kongís democracy movement, and urged countries to cooperate with in confronting the security threat posed by China.
    Beijing has denounced the efforts as showing a ďCold War mentality
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom, Editing by Franklin Paul and Tom Brown)

11/20/2020 President Trump Speaks On Efforts To Lower Drug Costs by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 20, 2020
in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump held his first press conference in over a week to make an announcement on prescription drug
prices as he continues to challenge the results of the 2020 Presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    The President held a press briefing Friday that emphasized his commitment to Americaís seniors and patients affected by high medication costs.
    President Trump touted his deal, which places the U.S. under the ďFavored NationsĒ clause.    Drugmakers previously charged the U.S. more for medications compared to other countries.
    The President also commended his administration for lowering the cost of insulin.    He cited their efforts to cap the price of the drug to $35 a month and noted his policies remove middlemen from the equation, which allows for greater discounts to go to patients.
    ďWith the costs adding up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year per patient, todayís action ends this injustice and requires that these discounts go directly to people,Ē President Trump stated.    ďThese are the people that need it.    This will save patients up to 30%ÖCould be much higher than that.    These are numbers that nobody has ever even contemplated
    Additionally, President Trump forged legal pathways to purchase drugs at cheaper prices from other countries including Canada.

11/20/2020 White House: Some States Have ĎOrwellianí COVID-19 Restrictions by OAN Newsroom
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a White House press briefing in the James Brady Press
Briefing Room at the White House on November 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to strict coronavirus guidelines as ĎOrwellian.í
    At Fridayís press briefing, McEnany used Oregon as an example of attempting to take American freedoms away.    This came after Governor Kate Brown warned of jail time for residents in violation of the stateís mandatory coronavirus two-week freeze.
    ďIt is, by definition, Orwellian for a state like Oregon to say, if you have more than six people in your family congregate in your home, we can jail you for 30 days,Ē the White House press secretary stated.    ďThatís not the American way
    She added the American people know CDC recommendations and guidelines as weíve been talking about the pandemic for 10 months.
    The American people still have certain freedoms, still have the autonomy,Ē McEnany said.    ďAnd still can make important self-responsibility decisions themselves
    Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence recently stated he supports local and state decision-making.

11/20/2020 Trump Campaign: Americans Donít Trust Mainstream Media Election Coverage by OAN Newsroom
Steve Cortes (L) and Steve Bannon (R) Courtesy of Steve Cortes official Twitter.
    Steve Cortes, the Presidentís senior campaign advisor, said the corporate mainstream media wants Americans to believe them over the truth.    On Friday, Cortes took to Twitter to highlight the mainstream mediaís efforts to push the Democrat agenda.
    He pointed to two different polls released since Election Day from ĎPoliticoĎ and ĎGallup,í which showed the majority of Americans distrust the election coverage and alleged election results.    Cortes also said the media has a very specific goal.
    ďNumber one: they think that if they repeat that Joe Biden is the president-elect 5,000 times to you that will somehow make it so,Ē Cortes noted.    ďSecondly, they want you to assume that if youÖdoubt these election results you are some sort of conspiracy theorist nutjob.    That is not the actual reality
    Cortes reiterated that it is not the mediaís job to decide the election.    He left viewers with the message to stay vigilant and educated because the real results will prove the Presidentís victory.

11/20/2020 Minn. Man Pleads Guilty To Helping Set Fire To Minneapolis Police Precinct by OAN Newsroom
Protesters gather in front of the 3rd precinct police building while it burns on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This marked the third day of ongoing protests after the police killing of George Floyd. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    A Minnesota man pleaded guilty to helping set a police station on fire in Minneapolis during protests after George Floydís death.
    According to reports on Thursday, 26-year-old Bryce Williams pleaded guilty to a charge of ďconspiracy to commit arsonĒ in connection with the fire at Minneapolis Third Precinct on May 28.
    Police said Williams helped light a molotov cocktail, which was then thrown by another man.    He also helped fuel an already burning fire outside the precinctís entrance.
Bryce Williams Ė Courtesy of WCCO
    Three other men, aged 22-to-24, were also charged in the same indictment.    They are accused of using explosive devices to try to start fires in the building.

11/21/2020 Oil up $0.41 to $42.17, DOW down 220 to 29,263.

11/21/2020 Cameron joins suit against Beshear - Stateís attorney general challenges school order by Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a Christian school Friday in filing a federal lawsuit against Gov. Andy Beshear over his latest ban on in-person classes amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases.    The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky by Danville Christian Academy, claims Beshearís executive order, announced Wednesday, requiring private and public schools to halt in-person classes until January violates the First Amendment, as well as Kentuckyís equivalent constitutional guarantees and the commonwealthís Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
    ďThe governorís school-closure order prohibits religious organizations from educating children consistent with and according to their faith,Ē Cameron, a Republican, said in a release.    ďThe ability to provide and receive a private religious education is a core part of the freedoms protected by the First Amendment."
    ďReligiously affiliated schools that follow recommended social-distancing guidelines should be allowed to remain open.    In August, we issued guidance stating that a closure of religious schools during the pandemic would risk violating the U.S. Constitution and state law.    The governor dismissed the guidance, and he has now forced us to bring a lawsuit to protect the constitutional rights of Kentuckians
    Beshearís new order tells all K-12 schools in the state ó public and private ó to halt in-person classes starting Monday because of the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth.
    Middle and high schools must stick with remote learning until Jan. 4, per Beshearís order.    Elementary schools not in ďredĒ counties, which average 25 or more new daily cases per 100,000 residents, can resume in-person classes Dec. 7 as long as they follow the stateís ďHealthy At SchoolĒ guidance, according to Beshearís order.    In response to the lawsuit, a spokeswoman for Beshear, a Democrat, noted the Kentucky Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld the governorís authority to issue executive orders in an emergency.
    The Supreme Court ruling was a defeat for Cameron, who had joined challengers in arguing Beshear had overstepped his authority and bypassed the state General Assembly when issuing orders this year in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
    Beshear spokeswoman Crystal Staley also noted the stateís 9.15% positivity rate, how all but seven of the stateís 120 counties are in the red zone and that 10,000 students and staff are needing to self- quarantine.
    ďThis week, we also lost our first student to the virus ó a 15-year-old girl from Ballard County ó and a teacher,Ē Staley wrote in an email.    ďThe Governor has followed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and public health experts; and many other Governors across the country are taking similar actions to protect the health and lives of children and families."
    ďThe attorney general should stop playing politics and instead help Kentuckians understand what it takes to defeat this virus
    Beshear also issued new restrictions this week on indoor service at restaurants and bars, as well as more capacity limits for gyms, indoor gatherings, weddings, funerals and other activities.
    The governor said the latest round of restrictions was necessary following several record-setting days for new COVID- 19 cases and deaths in Kentucky.
    On Friday, Beshear announced the state was once again reporting its highest ever number of new daily cases, with 3,825, as well as 20 additional virus-related deaths.
    Kentucky has seen over 150,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,762 deaths since March.
    ďThe governorís school-closure order prohibits religious organizations from educating children consistent with and according to their faith.Ē    Daniel Cameron Kentucky attorney generalsp; Cameronís news release said he issued a legal opinion in August that said state and local officials ďcannot order the closure of religiously affiliated schools that are in compliance with reasonable health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19
    Danville Christian Academy, a Boyle County school that serves students in preschool through 12th grade, has implemented ďrigorous protocols to safely provide in-person instruction, spending between $20,000 and $30,000 to operationalize a safety plan,Ē per Cameronís release.
    ďThe Boyle County Health Department even noted that the school is Ďdoing it right.í    Yet, the Governorís latest order will stop the school from continuing inperson instruction,Ē the release said.    ďSchools across the Commonwealth find themselves facing the same dilemma as Danville Christian ó spending thousands of dollars and hours of manpower to safely operate schools and then being forced to close despite following the recommended health guidelines and successfully preventing significant outbreaks
    Cameron also questioned why Beshear ďcontinues to permit office and retail operationsĒ while asking schools to close.
    ďIf it is safe for individuals to gather in venues, shop in stores and work in office environments, why is it unsafe for Kentucky schools to continue in-person operations while applying the same safety protocols?Ē Cameron asked.    ďThe Governorís orders are arbitrary and inconsistent when it comes to school closures in Kentucky.    We urge the Governor to follow the legal opinions issued earlier this year by multiple federal judges and allow religious schools to continue in-person instruction while following recommended health guidelines
    In the 38-page lawsuit, Cameron also points to federal judges who ruled earlier this summer against Beshearís limits on activities like in-person church services.
    Attorneys for First Liberty Institute, a Texas-based firm that represented several Kentucky churches that sued Beshear earlier this year, are seeking to represent Danville Christian Academy, according to the federal suit.
[The reason why Wal-Mart and Krogers type businesses can stay open because they are promoting liberal democratic policies and they are privileged and the rest are against theiir policies so that should tell you who to vote for on the next round.].

11/21/2020 CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY coronavirus in Kentucky - Cases set record third time this week by Ayana Archie, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    In a week of record-setting days for Kentucky during the course of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the highest number of single-day coronavirus cases Friday at 3,825 new cases and 20 deaths.
    This is the third time Kentucky has broken this record in the last seven days.
    The five highest daily totals have happened in the last week.    The second-highest number of daily cases happened Thursday, with more than 3,600.    The state surpassed its previous high for daily coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday at 33.     'This is exponential growth,' Beshear said.    'It is shattering records over and over until we stop it.    Thatís why we are taking action ó we have to.'
    Fridayís update brings the total number of cases to 152,206, with 1,762 deaths (0.012% mortality rate) and a positivity rate of 9.15%.
    There are 1,544 people in the hospital, 366 people in intensive care units and 188 people on ventilators due to the coronavirus.
    The most recent numbers prompted Beshear to enforce new mandates earlier this week that started at 5 p.m. Friday and stay in effect until Dec. 13.     They include closing indoor dining services at restaurants and bars, limiting capacity at gyms to 33% and, as Thanksgiving approaches, limiting indoor gatherings to two families with no more than eight people.
    Most K-12 schools will also shut down until the end of the semester.
    Beshear has also asked religious leaders to consider moving their services to online only until Dec. 13, but it is not required.
    Of Kentuckyís 120 counties, 113 counties are considered 'red' zones, or areas with more than 25 cases per 100,000 people [Note that is 0.0000025% which seems to be an overkill.].
    For these areas, Beshear recommends that people work from home when possible, order takeout food and prioritize going to businesses with mask mandates, among other things.
    The only counties not considered red zones are Ballard, Butler, McCreary, Rockcastle, Nicholas, Menifee and Trimble Counties.    They are considered orange zones, which means of 100,000 people, 10 to 25 tested positive for coronavirus.
    Indiana reported 6,912 new cases of the coronavirus Friday and 63 additional deaths over the past 11 days, bringing the stateís totals to 282,311 cases and 4,952 deaths.
    Contact Ayana Archie at aarchie@ or follow on Twitter @AyanaArchie.
[20 deaths / 3,825 cases = 0.008% mortality rate and Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne indicated Friday it is possible a bill amending the governorís emergency COVID-19 powers could pass in the first week of the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 5.    Osborne made the comments at a press conference Friday at the Capitol where he and other House majority leaders outlined their priorities for the session, where Republicans will have a dominant 75-25 supermajority.    Along with passing a one-year budget, the Republican legislators identified one of those top priorities as passing legislation to amend KRS Chapter 39A ó the statute used by Gov. Andy Beshear to pass numerous executive orders to address COVID-19 through his emergency powers..].

11/21/2020 Georgia certifies Biden win in state by Kate Brumback, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ATLANTA Ė Georgiaís governor and top elections official on Friday certified results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race over Republican President Donald Trump.
    The certification brings the state one step closer to wrapping up an election that has been fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters.
    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified results reported by the stateís 159 counties following a hand count of the 5 million ballots cast in the race.    The results show Biden with 2.47 million votes, Trump with 2.46 million votes and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 62,138.    That leaves Biden leading by a margin of 12,670 votes or 0.25%.
    Later Friday, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp certified the stateís 16 presidential electors, his spokesman Cody Hall said.    At a news conference, Kemp did not clearly endorse the results.    Instead he stated that the law requires him to ďformalize the certification, which paves the way for the Trump campaign to pursue other legal options and a separate recount if they choose
[There will be a new thing occuring the first of the week to shock the American people.].

11/21/2020 G20 Leaders Pledge To Fund Fair Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines: Draft Statement by Andrea Shalal
FILE PHOTO: "Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of
Saudi Arabia's UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Nael Shyoukhi
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė Leaders of the worldís 20 biggest economies on Sunday will pledge to pay for a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so that poorer countries are not left out, and to extend debt relief to them, a draft G20 communique showed.
    ďWe will spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with membersí commitments to incentivize innovation,Ē the leaders said in the draft G20 statement, seen by Reuters.    ďWe recognize the role of extensive immunization as a global public good
    The leaders said the global economy was starting to pick up but the recovery remained ďuneven, highly uncertain and subject to elevated downside risks
    They pledged to continue to use all available policy tools as long as needed to safeguard lives, jobs and incomes, and encouraged the multilateral development banks to strengthen their efforts to help countries deal with the crisis.
    The European Union has called for $4.5 billion by the end of the year from the G20 to pay for COVID-19 fighting tools for poorer countries.
    The draft also calls on private creditors to join the debt servicing moratorium, which the G20 wants to extend until the middle of 2021 and possibly longer, and endorses a common framework for dealing with debt issues beyond that.
    ďThere is a lack of participation from private creditors, and we strongly encourage them to participate on comparable terms when requested by eligible countries,Ē it said.
    The leaders also recognized the specific challenges faced by countries in Africa and small island developing states, reflecting growing recognition that even some middle-income countries may need debt relief as a result of the pandemic.
    Keen to be better prepared for any potential next pandemic that might come, G20 leaders also said they would commit ďto advancing global pandemic preparedness, prevention, detection, and responseĒ and ďto the continued sharing of timely, transparent, and standardized data and information
    As Democrat Joe Biden Ė an avowed multilateralist Ė prepares to replace Donald Trump as U.S. president in two months, the G20 statement struck a bolder tone on international trade, climate change and the role of the World Health Organization.
    Trump, who favored bilateral deals, has reduced support for multilateral institutions like the World Trade Organization, and this year threatened to quit the World Health Organization unless it was reformed.    His administration had also previously blocked mentions of climate change in G20 communiques.
    ďSupporting the multilateral trading system is now as important as ever. We strive to realize the goal of a free, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable, and stable trade and investment environment, and to keep our markets open,Ē the G20 statement said.
    The G20 also said they would pursue a way to tax international tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple or Microsoft so that they pay their fair share of taxes.
    The Internet giants have benefited greatly from the shift to tele-working forced upon the world economy by the pandemic, and European countries have long been pushing to tax them where they make their profits, rather than where they establish their subsidiaries for tax optimization purposes.    But the initiative has so far been stalled by the Trump administration.
    The imminent change of guard in the White House also seemed to unblock bolder G20 language on climate change.
    ďPreventing environmental degradation, conserving, sustainably using and restoring biodiversity, preserving our oceans, promoting clean air and clean water, responding to natural disasters and extreme weather events, and tackling climate change are among the most pressing challenges of our time,Ē the G20 draft statement said.
    ďAs we recover from the pandemic, we are committed to safeguarding our planet and building a more environmentally sustainable and inclusive future for all people,Ē it said.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal in Washington; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

11/21/2020 Thousands Protest Against French Bill To Curb Identification Of Police by Lucien Libert and Dominique Vidalon
People attend a demonstration to protest against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an
image of a police officer's face, in Nice, France, November 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Several thousand people protested in Paris on Saturday against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officerís face with the intention that they should be harmed.
Supporters say police officers and their families need protection from harassment, both online and in person when off duty.
    Opponents say the law would infringe journalistsí freedom to report, and make it harder to hold police accountable for abuses such as excessive use of force Ė a growing public concern.    The offence would carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a 45,000-euro ($53,000) fine.
    On the Trocadero Square in western Paris, rights activists, trade unionists and journalists chanted ďEverybody wants to film the police!Ē and ďFreedom!,Ē as police wearing riot gear stood by around the square.
    Many demonstrators wore the high-visibility jackets of the ďYellow VestĒ movement that started a wave of anti-government protests two years ago.
    Some held signs that read ďWeíll put down our (smart)phones when you put down your weapons
    Similar demonstrations were planned in Marseille, Lille, Montpellier, Rennes, Saint-Etienne and Nice.
    In Paris, police clashed with demonstrators at the end of the protest.    By 7:45 p.m., 23 people had been arrested and a police officer slightly injured, the police prefecture tweeted.
    Edwy Plenel, chief editor of the investigative news website Mediapart, said the proposed legislation was ďa green light for the worst elements in the police
    ďThose in power are increasingly trying to prevent citizens, journalists and whistleblowers from revealing the failures of the state.    When this happens, democracy fades away,Ē he added.
    Last Tuesday, two journalists were detained in a protest that led to clashes with police as lawmakers in the National Assembly began debating the bill, which is backed by President Emmanuel Macronís party and its parliamentary allies.
    The bill passed its first reading on Friday and there will be a second reading on Tuesday.    It then goes to the Senate for further debate before it can become law.
    An amendment drafted by the government and approved on Friday modified the article in question, 24, to add the phrase ďwithout prejudice to the right to inform
    Prime Minister Jean Castex said this would ďremove any ambiguity on the intention to guarantee respect for public freedoms while better protecting those, police and gendarmes, who ensure the protection of the population
(Reporting by Lucien Liebert, Henri-Pierre Andre and Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Helen Popper)

11/21/2020 Mexican President Urges G20 To Avoid Debt, Bailouts In Pandemic
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during a news conference at
National Palace in downtown Mexico City, Mexico November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Ė Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday urged fellow leaders from the 20 biggest world economies (G20) to steer clear of debt and bailouts in the efforts to handle the COVID-19 crisis that has caused a global recession.
    From the start of the pandemic, which has claimed at least 100,000 lives in Mexico, the government has eschewed taking on debt to fund bailouts for businesses or cash payments for workers Ė a different approach from many other nations that have sought to cushion the economic blow.
    In a report directed at G20 countries this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) singled out Mexico along with Brazil, Britain and the United States as countries that should increase fiscal support next year beyond projected levels, saying that pulling back could jeopardize recovery.
    Within G20, Mexico is the country with the least fiscal support spending as a percentage of gross domestic product.
    ďEconomic recovery must happen from the bottom up.    First help the poor, and donít focus government actions just on granting public funds to companies or financial institutions in bankruptcy,Ē Lopez Obrador told the G20 summit, which is being held virtually.
    ďAvoid taking on debt and even less so if itís for the benefit of a few, at the cost of the suffering of many,Ē he said.
    Mexicoís economy is forecast to shrink almost 10% in 2020, its deepest annual contraction since the Great Depression.
    Lopez Obrador also called on countries to avoid ďauthoritative measuresĒ such as confinement and curfews, and to have more trust in people to act responsibly in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Sharay Angulo; editing by Grant McCool)

11/21/2020 GOP Super PACs Pump $70M Into Ga. Senate Runoff Elections by OAN Newsroom
(R to L) U.S. Sen. David Purdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) wave to the crowd of supporters
at a ďDefend the MajorityĒ rally with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center
on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
    The upcoming Georgia Senate runoff elections are attracting big money from two top GOP super PACs.
    According to reports, the ĎSenate Leadership Fundí is spending $35 million to support Sen. David Perdueís (R-Ga.) re-election bid against Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff.    In some of their latest ads, the group targeted Ossoffís ties to China as well as his far-left ideals.
    ďJon Ossoff, dirty money, Chinese communists, terrorist sympathizers,Ē the ad stated.    ďMillions from national liberals who expect Ossoff to raise taxes and rig the rules to pack the Supreme Court
    In the meantime, the PAC ĎAmerican Crossroadsí is spending $35 million to help Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in her race against Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock.
    Warnock came under fire for resurfaced footage in which he claimed: ďYou cannot serve God and the military.Ē    Both Republican candidates in Georgia condemned Warnockís statement, with Loeffler calling his comments ďdisgraceful
    However, this is only the tip of the iceberg as a recent campaign ad sponsored by ĎAmerican CrossroadsĎ took aim at Warnock for his reported association to the ĎDefund the Policeí movement.
    ďRaphael Warnock is a radical who compared police officers to gangsters and thugs,Ē the campaign ad said.    ďThatís why far-left defund the police extremists are flocking to Georgia because heís one of them
    This came as Republican PACs dropped a total of about $80 million on Georgiaís GOP Senate candidates, which included $9 million spent on radio and television advertisements.
    All sides are spending heavily in the crucial elections with Republicans hoping to maintain a solid majority in the Senate.    The run-off elections are set to take place on January 5.

11/21/2020 GOP Senate Candidate Asks For Delay In Mich. Election Results by OAN Newsroom
Republican Senate candidate from Michigan, John James speaks at a Keep America Great Rally
at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)
    Republican Senate candidate John James (R-Mich.) called on Michigan election officials to delay the certification of the election results.
    On Friday, James wrote to the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to ask them to hold off on announcing the results until they can be verified.    He said he is interested in the truth and integrity of our elections, but added sometimes the truth takes time to surface.
    Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has been pushing for a look into the election practices amid their concerns about mass mail-in voting.
    ďRight now thereís ongoing litigation,Ē said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.    ďThere are very real claims out there that the campaign is pursuing.    234 pages of affidavits publicly available in one county alone Ė thatís Wayne County
Jamesís letter requests for just two weeks to fully audit the election results.

11/21/2020 Dominion Voting Systems Fail To Show Up For State Hearing by OAN Newsroom
Carri Dusza, a supporter of President Donald Trump, holds a sign that reads ďLegal Votes OnlyĒ while demonstrating
outside of where votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania, seven days after the general election
on November 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
    GOP leaders in Pennsylvania criticized the voting system ĎĎDominioní after their lawyers failed to appear at a committee hearing.
    On Friday, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Pa.) slammed ĎDominioní for being unwilling to defend their product publicly.
    He also noted the company has not released any post-election analysis of their machines, despite there being over a million Pennsylvania voters who relied on the system to cast their ballot in November.
    ďI am saddened to report to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and the 1.3 million voters who trusted Dominion Voting Systems with their ballots that Dominion has hung you out to dry and slapped you in your faces,Ē Rep. Grove stated.    ďNot only is Pennsylvania more skeptical, but the actions of Dominion Voting Systems last night have led credibility to their accusersí accusations
    The Trump legal team alleged a glitch in ĎDominionísí software, which switched votes from President Trump to Joe Biden.    Meanwhile on their website, ĎDominioní claims their system tabulated votes accurately.

11/21/2020 Ga. Gov. Calls For Audit Following Election Results Certification by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks during a press conference. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
    Georgiaís governor certified the stateís election results, but he does not endorse them.
    During a press conference Friday, Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) announced the state had finished their count and brought the results to his desk to certify, which he did.
    However, he did not endorse those results and instead called for another full hand recount.    Gov. Kemp said the initial recount produced evidence of significant errors in the election process in at least three counties.
    He went on to say this cannot be allowed to happen or Americans will lose faith in the system.
    ďWe cannot have lost memory cards or stacks of uncounted ballots,Ē the Georgia governor stated.    ďWe must have full transparency in all monitoring and counting.    Every legal vote must be counted and the security of the ballot box must be protected
    Because the vote is within a half-percent, the Trump campaign will have until Tuesday to request a recount that would be paid for by the state.

11/21/2020 SCOTUS Issues New Circuit Assignments by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė MARCH 20: Morning light shines outside The United States Supreme Court building. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
    Justices on the Supreme Court received their circuit assignments, which created optimism for conservatives.
    On Friday, the United States Supreme Court revealed the new circuit assignments effective immediately.
    Justices of the nationís highest court have held responsibilities on these Circuit Courts and the Circuit Courts of Appeals since the establishment of the Federal Judiciary in 1789.
    The Circuit Justice is primarily responsible for a range of legal requests in the circuitís geographic area, such as applications to block an execution or requests to extend filing deadlines.
    The new assignments put crucial battleground states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan into conservative justicesí jurisdiction.
    Of the 13 circuits, 10 were assigned to conservative justices including the District of Columbia Circuit and Federal Circuit.    These circuits are where the most high-profile cases are carried out.    Moving forward, these justices have the power to influence cases with a direct impact on such matters as the election.
    For example, earlier this month Justice Samuel Alito ordered election officials in Pennsylvania to segregate mail-in ballots to ensure election boards were complying with election law.
    Additionally, justices can opt to bring cases from their circuit straight to the Supreme Court.

11/21/2020 First Lady Adds ĎFloor Frameí Sculpture To Rose Garden by OAN Newsroom
First Lady Melania Trump visits the Childrenís Inn at National Institutes of Health on Valentineís Day
on on February 14, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    First Lady Melania Trump commissioned a new installment for the White House Rose Garden.
    On Friday, the White House released a statement announcing that Isamu Noguchiís ĎFloor Frameí sculpture will be added to the east terrace.
    Noguchiís Floor Frame will be the first Asian American art piece to be represented in the newly restored Rose Garden.    The sculpture is meant to represent the intersection of a tree with the ground, which signifies a root system and the canopy of a tree.
    The modestly sized artwork is intended to be placed on the ground and Noguchi said it compliments the authority of the Oval Office.

11/21/2020 World Bank Warns G20 Against Doing Too Little To Tackle Debt Problems
FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual
Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė World Bank President David Malpass on Saturday warned G20 leaders that failing to provide more permanent debt relief to some countries now could lead to increased poverty and a repeat of the disorderly defaults seen in the 1980s.
    Malpass said he was pleased by progress made by the Group of 20 major economies on increasing debt transparency and providing debt relief to the poorest countries, but more was needed.
    ďDebt reduction and transparency will enable productive investment, a key to achieving an earlier, stronger and more lasting recovery,Ē Malpass told G20 leaders during a videoconference meeting.
    ďWe need to guard against doing too little now, and then suffering disorderly defaults and repeated debt restructurings as in the 1980s,Ē he said.
    The so-called Ďlost decadeí of the 1980s saw many highly indebted countries in Latin America and elsewhere unable to pay their debts, delaying growth and efforts to reduce poverty.
    Malpass, who began pushing for debt relief early in the COVID-19 crisis, warned that debt challenges were becoming more frequent, including in Chad, Angola, Ethiopia and Zambia, and failure to provide ďmore permanent debt reliefĒ left a bleak outlook for reducing poverty.
    G20 leaders are poised to formally endorse extension of a temporary freeze in official bilateral debt payments by the poorest countries, and adoption of a common framework for debt restructuring in the future.
    Some countries, including China, have remained reluctant to embrace the need for debt cancellation, although top economists say that will likely be needed in some cases.    Private sector creditors have also failed to join in, despite repeated calls by G20 leaders, civil society groups and the United Nations.
    Malpass said the Bank was working closely with the G20 in countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence, including the Sahel, Somalia, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.
    In Sudan, he said he was hopeful that arrears clearance could move quickly, especially given the inflow of refugees from neighboring Ethiopia, which would allow substantial World Bank funding to begin flowing almost immediately.
    The United States last month moved to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, clearing away one of the hurdles facing the heavily indebted African country, which has some $60 billion in external debt.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Diane Craft)

11/21/2020 Recounts Across The Country Waiting To Be Certified by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a homecoming campaign rally at the BB&T Center
on November 26, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Several battleground states are preparing to certify election results for the 2020 election.
    Georgiaís governor certified the stateís election results Friday, but did not endorse them.
    During a press conference, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the state had finished their count and requested him to certify, which he did. However, he did not endorse those results, but instead called for another hand recount.
    The Trump campaign will have until Tuesday to request a recount in Georgia as the vote is within a half-percent.
    Meanwhile, Arizonaís most populated county finalized its election results.    On Friday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the results of this monthís general election after counting every legal vote.
    The county notably saw a massive volume of mail-in ballots.    According to reports, nearly half of Maricopa Countyís total of 2 million votes were sent by mail.
    The Republican-controlled board said it worked with election officials to verify the results as well as answer any questions related to voter fraud or other integrity concerns. Observers from both the Trump campaign and the Biden campaign reportedly oversaw the count.
    Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is expected to certify the results of the stateís votes in early December.
    In the meantime, a partial recount is finally underway in Wisconsin.    On Friday, election workers took an oath to uphold the Constitution before getting to work on a partial recount in both Dane County and Milwaukee County.
    To ensure a fair election, officials will count ballots by hand in the stateís most populous counties as part of a request by President Trump.
    Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is seeking to remove any ballots with mismatching signatures or those with incorrect voter information.    Election officials have until December 1 to count the ballots.

11/22/2020 State reports 21 deaths, 3,711 new COVID-19 cases by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 3,711 new coronavirus cases Saturday, the second-worst day the state has seen during the pandemic.
    There were also 21 more COVID-19-related deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.    Kentucky has continued to report record-high numbers over the past few weeks, with Fridayís report of 3,825 new cases topping the previous record set Thursday.
    'We continue to be in exponential growth, which will threaten the health care capacity in this state,' Beshear said in a statement Saturday.     'Thatís why weíre taking action and thatís why weíre fighting back.'
    There were 1,514 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus on Saturday (41%), including 370 COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit (10%) and 202 on a ventilator (5%).
    Beshear said the restrictions he instituted Wednesday are necessary to fight the pandemicís growth, which is threatening to reach a point where there wonít be enough doctors and nurses to treat the ill.
    'I know these steps are hard, but I want to thank the vast majority of individuals and businesses out there ó many that are hurt the most by these steps weíre taking ó that are stepping up, agreeing and doing it right, knowing that the future of so many lives depends on it,' Beshear said.    'And thereís a light at the end of the tunnel, with two effective vaccines.    Weíve just got to get there.'
    The commonwealth has now seen 155,908 COVID-19 cases and 1,783 related deaths [1%] during the pandemic.
    Saturdayís positivity rate was at 9.14%.
    'Letís make sure that we work hard to protect one another, make sure our most vulnerable are there to get the vaccine,' Beshear said.    'So, mask up, follow these steps weíre taking the next three weeks and letís stop this growth of the coronavirus.'
    Kentucky has continued to report the highest number of cases in a single week for the past five consecutive weeks and likely will set a new record this week.
    Indiana on Saturday reported 6,983 new cases and 40 more deaths, bringing the stateís totals to 289,183 cases and 4,992 related deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[21 deaths / 3,711 cases = 0.005% mortality rate which is still very low as well as those in the article above.].

11/22/2020 Protesters Set Fire To Guatemalaís Congress In Protests Over 2021 Budget by Sofia Menchu
A demonstrator raises his hand after demonstrators set an office of the Congress building on fire during a protest demanding
the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) Ė Thousands of people on Saturday staged the biggest protest yet against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, with some setting fire to Congress, fuelled by anger over cuts in the 2021 budget just as the country reels from back to back storms.
    Waving Guatemalan flags and signs declaring ďGiammattei, resign,Ē demonstrators called for Giammattei to veto the budget, which lawmakers approved at dawn last Wednesday even as Hurricane Iota was drenching parts of the Central American country still grappling with the destruction of a prior storm.
    At 99.7 billion quetzals ($12.9 billion), the budget increased public debt while cutting funding for healthcare, education, human rights and the justice system, outraging people from students to business leaders in a year marked by the economic crisis of the coronavirus pandemic.
    ďCongress allocated more money for their meals and didnít allocate money to the poor people,Ē said Diego Herrera, 25, a student.
    While most protesters assembled peacefully at the main square, others smashed the windows of the Congress building and set fire to the interior, sending columns of orange flames rippling out, social media and Reuters images show.    A cloud of grey smoke could be seen blocks away.
    A spokeswoman for San Juan de Dios General Hospital, one of the capitalís biggest hospitals, said it was treating 14 people for multiple injuries and tear gas poisoning, after clashes with police in riot gear who used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
    Twenty-two people were arrested, a court spokesman said.
    Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, urged investigations into the detentions, which social media videos showed as violent.
    ďMultiple complaints of mistreatment, excessive use of force, indiscriminate use of tear gas by the Guatemalan police,Ē she wrote on Twitter.
    Giammattei had told national television on Friday he would meet with ďwhomever necessaryĒ to explain the budget.    As protests ramped up Saturday, he said on Twitter he was meeting with various sectors to analyze modifications to the budget.    He did not provide details.
    Giammatteiís own vice president, Guillermo Castillo, opposed the budget plan and has suggested both men resign.
    Giammattei took office in January, shortly before the pandemic hit, forcing lockdown measures that crimped the already weak economy.
    In November, two fierce hurricanes Ė Eta followed just two weeks later by Iota Ė killed 60 people with many more missing, and destroyed crops that had sustained tens of thousands of families.
(Reporting by Sofia Menchu, Editing by Daina Beth Solomon, Grant McCool and Richard Pullin)

11/22/2020 WHO COVID Envoy Fears Third Wave, Calls Europe Response ĎIncompleteí
FILE PHOTO: U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola David Nabarro addresses the media on World Health Organization
(WHO)'s health emergency preparedness and response capacities in Geneva, Switzerland, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy
    ZURICH (Reuters) Ė A World Health Organization (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections.
    ďThey missed building up the necessary infrastructure during the summer months, after they brought the first wave under the control,Ē the     WHOís David Nabarro said in an interview with Swiss newspapers.
    ďNow we have the second wave.    If they donít build the necessary infrastructure, weíll have a third wave early next year,Ē said Nabarro, a Briton who campaigned unsuccessfully to become the WHO director general in 2017.
    Europe briefly enjoyed sinking infection rates that are now surging again: Germany and France on Saturday saw cases rise by 33,000 combined, Switzerland and Austria have thousands of cases daily, while Turkey reported a record 5,532 new infections.
    Nabarro singled out Switzerlandís move to allow skiing Ė with masks required in gondolas Ė as other Alpine nations like Austria have shuttered resorts.    Nabarro said Switzerland could reach a ďvery high level of sicknesses and deaths
    ďOnce the infection rates sink, and they will sink, then we can be as free as we want,Ē Nabarro was quoted as saying by the Solothurner Zeitung.    ďBut right now? Should ski resorts open? Under what conditions?Ē
    Nabarro lauded the response of Asian countries like South Korea, where infections are now relatively low: ďPeople are fully engaged, they take on behaviours that make it difficult for the virus.    They keep their distance, wear masks, isolate when theyíre sick, wash hands and surfaces.    They protect the most endangered groups
    Nabarro also said Asia did not relax restrictions prematurely.
    ďYou must wait until case numbers are low and stay low,Ē he said.    ďEuropeís reaction was incomplete
(Reporting by John Miller; Editing by William Mallard)

11/22/2020 Sidney Powell: Thereís Lots Of Evidence Of Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Sidney Powell, right, speaks next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trumpís legal team, during
a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    President Trumpís legal team is continuing the battle for a free and fair election.
    In an interview Saturday, the Presidentís campaign lawyer, Sidney Powell, said Joe Biden potentially received 10 million fraudulent votes during this yearís election.    She went on to say there could be several million votes coming from illegitimate places under the names of people who have been dead for days, months and even years.
    Powell has come down especially hard on Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly switching tallies from President Trump to Joe Biden.    Additionally, she drew attention to how widespread voter fraud could have been conducted to make it less obvious in places like the contested battleground states.
Ballots are stored on portable shelving at a Cobb County Election facility as officials handle
ballots during an audit, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
    Powell asserted the fraud ran deeper than in just the presidential vote by stating Democrats added 35,000 votes to each Democrat candidateís tally.    She said she has plenty of evidence for her case that she plans to unveil in the coming days.
    ďI think weíre going to find a significant conspiracy through thatÖweíve also got evidence of people being paid and weíve got pictures of the check stubs for people to ballot harvest and do fraudulent voting, stated the attorney
    The attorney said Georgia is probably going to be the first state she goes after.    The team of campaign lawyers are expected to file cases in federal court as early as this week.
[Sidney Powell took on the Swamp D.C. rat lawyers in the Michael Flynn case and she sent them running like mice, and had to deal with a corupt Swamp Judge who has done everything he can which was illegal and I can see her as so mad that a women's scorn against their criminality was aired to Americans and now if she has some evidence I hope that it burns holes in every Democrats head and makes the Globalist DEEP STATE melt away like the wicked witch of the East.].

11/22/2020 Green Card Holder In Nev. Received Mail-In Ballot by OAN Newsroom
Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in
West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    A green card holder in Nevada claimed he received a mail-in ballot.    Tadashi Igarashi told reporters of the puzzling delivery at a recent ĎStop the Stealí rally.
    The Japanese man did not understand why he had been registered as a voter when he is not a U.S. citizen.    Igarashi even went as far as to show reporters his voting status remained active.
    ďThis isnít just my opinion,Ē he stated.    ďÖThe DMV is giving out all the information, whether they are American citizens or not, and they just send out the mail-in ballot
    Igarashi said he did not partake in the presidential election.    His claim comes as thousands of President Trumpís supporters across the nation have held demonstrations regarding voter fraud.
[We know there was corruption when Biden was on 96,000 mail-in ballots only with no one else on it who did not campaign and the 8,000 for Trump with no one else on it, as that stinks to high heaven and should be investigated thouroughly].

11/22/2020 Rep. Aderholt Predicts GOP Will Win House Majority In 2022 by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Ranking member Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
    Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) recently made some optimistic predictions for the future of the GOP in the House.    In an interview Saturday, the Republican lawmaker predicted his party will win the majority in the lower chamber in 2022.
    The representative said he was pleased with the progress the GOP made in this yearís races, while also noting the party managed to shrink the Democrat majority.
    While redistricting will likely also likely benefit his party, Aderholt noted the possibility of a Democrat-run White House would actually assist the GOP in both chambers of Congress.
    ďWhen you go into a midterm on a president of the other Party then there is a backlash,Ē he stated.    ďHistorically, I think itís 10 to 20 seats the party in the minority picks up, so we will be well over the majority come 2022
    In the meantime, itís incredibly important for the Republican Party to win Georgiaís Senate runoffs in order for the GOP to maintain control of the the upper chamber.

11/22/2020 Texas Prepares To Distribute Pfizer Vaccine Once Available by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, a sign with the Pfizer logo stands outside the corporate headquarters
of Pfizer Canada in Montreal. Pfizer announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine
study that suggest the shots are 95% effective a month after the first dose. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
    As pharmaceutical giant Pfizerís coronavirus vaccine makes progress towards reaching governmental approval, Texas is already preparing for distribution.
    Last week, the Texas Department of State Health Services identified 20 locations where Pfizer will begin distributing itís COVID-19 vaccine once it reaches Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
    This comes as Pfizer picked the Lone Star state as one of the first to test its distribution.    State health officials believe Texas is unquestionably ready to further fight the pandemic once the vaccine becomes available.
    ďWith the Pfizer vaccine, the plan is to pre-position sites across Texas, so that as soon as we do get approval that we would be able to start vaccinating relatively quickly with that federal guidance,Ē explained Imelda Garcia, Associate Commissioner for the Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services.
        Health officials still have yet to publicly identify the 20 sites.    In order to qualify, the location would have to have a health care system with over a thousand workers as well as a deep freezer capable of storing over a thousand doses at once.

11/22/2020 President Trump Delivers Remarks At Close Of G-20 Summit by OAN Newsroom
2020 Virtual G-20 Summit. (Photo by YVES HERMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The President delivered remarks on the final day of the G-20 Summit event.
    Sunday marked the close of the 2020 summit.    President Trump touted his administrationís move to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords and enter the Great American Outdoors Act.
    ďUnder my administration, environmental stewardship is a sacred obligation,Ē the President said.    ďOver the last four years, we have made incredible strides to ensure that the United States has among the cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet
    He addressed the issues surrounding the Paris Accords, which included the unfair strain on the U.S. while making everyday life harder on American workers.
    ďI refused to surrender millions of American jobs and send trillions of American dollars to the worldís worst polluters and environmental offenders,Ē President Trump stated.    ďThatís what would have happened. Since withdrawing from the Paris Accord, the United States has reduced carbon emissions more than any nation anywhere in the world
    The President also discussed the U.S.ís efforts to work toward a healthy environment while boosting the American economy.     ďOur air is seven percent cleaner than when I took office,Ē he added.    ďAt the same time, weíve made America energy independent, bolstered by our historic tax and regulatory cuts, the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world
    President Trump concluded by saying his administration will continue to put America first while working with the worldís leaders to make even more progress.
    ďEvery day we are proving that we can protect our workers, create new jobs, and safeguard the environment without imposing crippling mandates and one-sided international agreements on our citizens,Ē the President noted.    ďThe United States and the G-20 nations have a tremendous opportunity to continue to build on this incredible progress
    The President also took part in the discussions surrounding pandemic preparedness.    He stated he intends to continue his work with international leaders in every way he can.

11/22/2020 Operation Warp Speed Chief: Vaccines Will Be Shipped Within 24-Hours Of Emergency Use Authorization by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed
by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot
provides strong protection against the coronavirus thatís surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
    Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Dr. Monsef Slaoui said once a coronavirus vaccine has Emergency Use Authorization, it could be in the publicís hands in as short as a day.
    In an interview Sunday, Dr. Slaoui stated once authorization has been approved, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the CDC will issue recommendations on who will be vaccinated first.    That information, he said, will be determined by each stateís Department of Health, noting it could be frontline health care workers first or possibly those at very high risk.
    ďWe cannot move the vaccine doses prior to the Emergency Use Authorization,Ē Dr. Slaoui explained.    ďWithin 24-hours of the approval, the vaccine will be moving and located in the areas where each state will have told us where they want the vaccine doses
    An FDA advisory committee is slated to meet on December 10. Dr. Slaoui said if vaccines are shipped within 24-hours of approval, vaccinations could begin within the second day of approval.    20 million vaccinations are expected in the month of December with 30 million per month after that.
    Last week, both Pfizer and Moderna reported early data showing their vaccines were more than 90-percent effective without serious side effects.    Pfizerís CEO recently said the company plans on shipping its vaccine within ďa couple of hoursĒ of receiving clearance.
FILE Ė In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, an ad for COVID-19 testing reflects on glass at a bus stop,
as pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
    While speaking on whether or not children will be able to be vaccinated in a separate interview, Dr. Slaoui noted the lowest age Pfizer tested was between 12 and 14-years-old.    However, the vaccine may only be approved for those 18 and above.    He went on to say plans are on the table to begin running trials on younger adolescents, toddlers and infants on an expedited basis.
    ďI would expect to start immunizing them somewhere in the second quarter of this year, at least the toddlers,Ē he stated.    ďProbably the infants is going to take longer, maybe towards the end of the year
    When asked when Americans can expect to go back to ďnormal,Ē Dr. Slaoui said around 70-percent of the population being immunized will allow for ďtrue herd immunity.Ē    He said this is likely to happen by May.
    Dr. Slaoui voiced his concern over public skepticism about the safety of a vaccine simply because of the political context surrounding the development of the medicine.
    ďI really hope and look forward to seeing that the level of negative perception of the vaccine decreases and peopleís acceptance increases,Ē he stated.    ďThatís going to be critical to help us, most people need to be immunized before we can go back to a normal life
    Texas is already preparing to distribute the coming vaccine as the Texas Department of Health Services identified 20 locations where a vaccine will be sent once it reaches FDA approval.    Pfizer has already chosen Texas as one of the first states to test its distribution.

11/22/2020 Robert OíBrien Reaffirms U.S. ĎTough On Chinaí Approach by OAN Newsroom
National security adviser Robert OíBrien walks over to deliver a statement on troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan,
at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    U.S. National Security Adviser Robert OíBrien said the U.S. intends to remain tough on China.    He made those comments while speaking with students in Hanoi at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on Sunday.
    OíBrien paid a visit there as part of a larger trip to Vietnam and the Philippines, two places which share concerns with the U.S. about Chinaís rising power and military force. His trip is intended to reaffirm international relations and to discuss regional security cooperation.
    ďClearly, President Trump has been very tough on China and has refused to turn a blind eye to their malign conduct,Ē stated the adviser.    ďWhether itís stealing American intellectual property or unfair trade practices, or getting to coercive situations with their neighbors or partners
    OíBrien asserted he believes the U.S. will continue their current stance on China with the support of Congress and the American people.

11/22/2020 U.S. Withdraws From ĎOpen Skiesí Treaty With Russia by OAN Newsroom
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on May 21, 2020.
Ė Trump said Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the Open Skies arms control
treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of breaking the terms. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    The U.S. formally announced its withdrawal from the ĎOpen Skies Treatyí due to Russian violation of the pact.
    On Sunday, the United States officially exited the decades-old treaty.    This came after the Trump administration first stated its intent to pull out of the agreement back in May.
    The administration pointed to Russia as the catalyst of the move.    They alleged the country barred surveillance flights over Russian territories.
    The treaty permits a collection of 34 countries to perform unarmed surveillance flights over other countries to collect data on their military operations.

11/22/2020 Secy. Pompeo: We Will Defend Americans Until Last Minute by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration will continue to build a coalition in the Middle East.
    In an interview Sunday, Pompeo touted the administrationís historic peace deals and predicted other countries will rally around Israel.    He claimed many other countries in the region share common interests and view Iran as a common enemy.
    Earlier this year, the administration brokered several peace deals, which promoted positive relations between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan.
    ďOur policy has been consistent for the entire time that President Trump has been in office,Ē the Secretary of State said.    ďWeíve delivered on every commitment that weíve made to countries throughout the Middle East, weíve protected Americans, weíve built up partners who want to be on Americaís side, who want to partner with the United States of America
    Pompeo vowed to promote American ideals and partnerships abroad for as long as the administration remains in power.

11/22/2020 Fla. Police Announce More Than 170 People Arrested In Two Year Effort To Combat Child Porn, Trafficking by OAN Newsroom
Billboards displaying a campaign against human trafficking are seen at Knight Center Metrorail station
in Downtown Miami on January 9, 2020. (Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Florida authorities updated the public on their efforts to combat child trafficking and pornography.
    Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell announced the arrest of more than 170 people, which concluded the departmentís two-year investigation, ďOperation Stolen Innocence
    The suspects face a slew of charges, including child pornography, human sex trafficking of a minor and solicitation of prostitution.
    ďFlorida ranks in the top five in the nation for reports of human trafficking,Ē Chief Revell stated.    ďArrests like these should serve as a reminder of our departmentís, as well as our partnersí, commitment to tireless efforts to put an end to human trafficking
    The investigation catapulted back in November 2018 after Tallahassee police officers launched a successful rescue operation of a teenage girl.    The girl was seen on a prostitution website and was later found to have been 13 or 14-years old when she was solicited.
    Investigators found an abundance of electronic evidence, which pointed to a large scale trafficking ring.    More than 100 suspects received a felony charge, more than 70 received a misdemeanor, and nearly 20 received federal charges.
    ďThe exact numbers in the U.S. and worldwide are hard to define because human trafficking, like many crimes, lives in the dark,Ē said Lorena Vollrath-Bueno, felony chief of the Florida State Attorneyís Office.    ďIt is notoriously underreported.    I know itís hard to believe that something like this happens here in our community, but it does
    Federal and local agencies across the country have been on the offensive to combat human trafficking. Successful operations have been brought to a close in several states this year, including Ohio and Georgia.
    However, officials warned the issue is far from resolved and urged residents to be on the lookout for possible human trafficking victims.    Some signs include a malnourished appearance, physical injury, and seeming to never be alone.

11/23/2020 Coronavirus pandemic - Beshear: Surge of cases could overwhelm hospitals by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported another record-high weekly total of new COVID-19 cases for the sixth week in a row Sunday, and Gov. Andy Beshear is warning that a new surge after Thanksgiving could overwhelm hospitalsí capacity.
    'This upcoming holiday week is a special time for all of our families, and I know everyone wants to have a normal Thanksgiving after such a difficult year,' Beshear said in a statement.    'I wish more than anything that we could go back to normal safely, but we canít.'
    With 2,194 new cases, the highest total reported on a Sunday, Kentucky set another record for the number of cases reported in a single week, passing the record set last week by more than 3,700 cases.
    There were also four additional deaths, bringing Kentuckyís total to 1,787.
    The governor reminded Kentuckians to follow the new restrictions instituted Wednesday meant to slow the spread of the virus, including limitations on social gatherings.
    People should keep gatherings over Thanksgiving to eight people or fewer from no more than two households, Beshear said.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Americans avoid traveling altogether for Thanksgiving.
    'If we have a major surge of COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving, our hospitals will simply not have the capacity to give everyone the care they need,' Beshear said.    'Nothing is worth that risk.'
    Kentucky has seen surges in coronavirus cases after holidays earlier in the year, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, and health officials are concerned winter holidays will bring an even worse increase.
    There were 1,533 Kentuckians hospitalized with the coronavirus on Sunday, including 389 in intensive care units and 208 on ventilators.
    Indiana reported 48 more coronavirus-related deaths Sunday, pushing the stateís total to 5,040.    The state also reported 6,255 new COVID-19 cases.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[4 deaths / 2,194 cases = 0.002% mortality rate and we will celebrate Thanksgiving with as many family members that we want to have even if it is above 8 because no governor can tell Americans how many people can be in our homes so we will not follow your restrictions.
    GGOOD JOB: Beans Cafe and Bakery, a restaurant in Dry Ridge, is remaining open for dine-in customers in defiance of Gov. Andy Beshearís order closing eateries in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.    Owner Richard Hayhoe wrote on Twitter on Friday the Northern Kentucky restaurant will not close, inviting customers to 'Come hungry, come inside,' and take a seat in the dining room.    And thank you Rep. Savannah Maddox, who filed a proposed constitutional amendment in June that would limit the governorís emergency powers

11/23/2020 Exclusive: In Latest China Jab, U.S. Drafts List Of 89 Firms With Military Ties by Karen Freifeld
FILE PHOTO: A model of C919 passenger jet by Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) is displayed
at Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing, China September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
(This Nov. 22 story refiles to fix typo in 3rd par to ďrespondĒ)
    (Reuters) Ė The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of U.S. goods and technology, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.
    The list, if published, could further escalate trade tensions with Beijing and hurt U.S. companies that sell civil aviation parts and components to China, among other industries.
    A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Commerce, which produced the list, declined to comment.    The Chinese foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC), which is spearheading Chinese efforts to compete with Boeing and Airbus, is on the list, as is Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and 10 of its related entities.    The list is included in a draft rule that identifies Chinese and Russian companies the U.S. considers ďmilitary end users,Ē a designation that means U.S. suppliers must seek licenses to sell a broad swath of commercially available items to them.
    According to the rule, applications for such licenses are more likely to be denied than granted.
    U.S President Donald Trump has stepped up his actions in recent months against China.    Ten days ago, he unveiled an executive order prohibiting U.S. investments in Chinese companies that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.
    The pending list comes after the Commerce Department expanded the definition of ďmilitary end userĒ in April. [L2N2CF0JS]    The April rule includes not only armed service and national police, but any person or entity that supports or contributes to the maintenance or production of military items ó even if their business is primarily non-military.
    The export restriction applies to items as disparate as computer software like word processing, scientific equipment like digital oscilloscopes, and aircraft parts and components.
    In terms of aircraft, the items include everything from brackets for flight control boxes to the engines themselves.
    News of the list comes at a sensitive time for the U.S. aerospace industry as Boeing seeks Chinese approval of its 737 MAX after it was cleared by U.S. regulators last week.    In March 2019, China was the first nation to ground the jet following two fatal crashes and it is already expected to wait months to lift the ban.    A spokesman for Boeing declined to comment.
    Washington trade lawyer Kevin Wolf, a former Commerce official, said Commerce had shared the draft rule with a technical advisory committee of industry representatives, and it should have been kept confidential.
    Wolf said the rule and list still could be modified and that the clock was running out for it to go into effect under the Trump administration since it would need to be cleared and sent to the Federal Register, the official U.S. publication for rules, by mid-December.
    In the draft rule seen by Reuters, the Commerce Department said being able to control the flow of U.S. technology to the listed companies was ďvital for protecting U.S. national security interests
    But a former U.S. official who did not want to be identified, said ďmerely creating a list and populating it is a provocative act.Ē    An aerospace industry source said it could spur China to retaliate.
    The inclusion of COMAC would come as a surprise to at least one major U.S. supplier, which had determined the company was not a military end user, the industry source said.
    A list also would provide European competitors with an opening to promote their manufacturers, by pointing out they do not have to clear such hurdles, even if the U.S. grants the licenses, the industry source said.
    General Electric Co and Honeywell International, both supply COMAC and have joint ventures with AVIC.
    A GE spokesperson said its global joint ventures operate in compliance with all laws, and that the company has worked to obtain licenses related to military end users.
    A Honeywell spokeswoman declined to comment.
    Besides the 89 Chinese listings, the draft rule also designates 28 Russian entities, including Irkut, which is also aiming to break into Boeingís market with its MC-21 jetliner development.
    The 117-company list is ďnot exhaustive,Ē the draft rule said, and is considered an ďinitial tranche
(Reporting by Karen Freifeld; additional reporting by Tim Hepher in Paris and David Shepardson in Washington. Editing by Chris Sanders and Michael Perry)

11/23/2020 Trump Campaign Appeals Pa. Voter Fraud Case by OAN Newsroom
A worker opens a mail-in ballot to prepare it for counting, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the
convention center in Lancaster, Pa., following Tuesdayís election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    President Trumpís campaign is quickly moving up their case against potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania.    On Sunday, the campaignís legal team, which is headed by attorney Rudy Giuliani, submitted an appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
    The move came less than a day after Pennsylvania District Judge Matthew Brann dismissed the case.    Giuliani and his team have been working tirelessly to bring forth evidence of more than 600,000 illegally cast ballots.
    ďThe reason for the application and the reason to keep all these things together is precisely to avoid what the Democrats did in this election, which is to misuse the absentee ballot process and the mail-in ballot process in order to cheat,Ē stated the Trump attorney.
    District Judge Brann ruled that the Trump campaign didnít have enough evidence to overturn the election results.    However, both President Trump and his legal team said they were not allowed to produce witnesses or evidence to the court.
    The campaign stated they had 50 witnesses ready to testify who claim to have seen election officials disobey a law guaranteeing independent review of the ballots.
    ďThis pattern repeats itself in a number of states, almost exactly the same pattern, which to any experienced investigator prosecutor would suggest that there was a plan from a centralized place to execute these various acts of voter fraud,Ē Giuliani explained.
    Although disagreeing with the opinion, Giuliani commended Brann for making a swift decision.    He pointed out it expedites the case to the Supreme Court.    The attorney said he hopes the appellate court will rule quickly.    The campaign is optimistic their case will make its way to the nationís highest court.

11/23/2020 George Soros-Linked Election Software Company Lies About Ties With Dominion by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, election inspectors are reflected in a window at right as they begin processing ballots while a
voter outside arrives to drop a ballot into an official box on Election Day at City Hall in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
    A manufacturer of electronic voting systems tied to billionaire George Soros has reportedly been caught lying about its connection to Dominion Voting Systems.
    According to a Sunday report, foreign-owned Smartmatic licensed voting technology from the controversial company.    Smartmatic once owned Sequoia Voting Systems, but divested from its U.S. holdings following a 2007 court ruling with Dominion purchasing the company in 2010.
    While Smartmatic has denied any continued ties, a recently resurfaced 2015 interview with chairman Mark Malloch Brown shows this was far from the truth.    Smartmatic continued to license Dominion technology.    Brown has sat on the boards of several Sorosí organizations.
    ďThe fact is, yes, a part of our technology is licensed from Dominion, but you tell me a large technology company which isnít using in part licenses from other companies,Ē stated the chairman.    ďAnd we have a license for the international use of that particular piece of the technology that we employ
    Itís unclear whether Smartmatic maintains any financial interests in Sequoiaís U.S. holdings.

11/23/2020 House GOP Wins Suggests Party Growth, Possible Majority In 2022 by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center, flanked by GOP Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., left,
and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, speaks to reporters following their leadership elections
for the 117th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    GOP victories in the lower chamber could suggest voter gains within the party as disagreements among Democrats has led to a near loss of the House majority.    House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said Democrats have failed to cement their socialist agenda in Congress.
    In an interview Sunday, he noted the Republican Party made major gains in the House in this yearís elections by flipping 12 seats from the Democrats.    The GOP leader said this means the American people are rejecting socialist ideas proposed by the Democrats.
    While centrist Democrats reportedly dismissed President Trump, they did not agree with policies on raising taxes, ending fracking or opening borders.    Additionally, national protests and political backing for a defunding of police departments have also unsettled many voters.
    A week before the election House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited expert predictions that Democrats would gain five-to-15 seats in the lower chamber.    As the election went on and counting continued, however, Democrats appeared to have lost more seats than they expected.
    McCarthy said the result is due to poor decisions among Democrat leadership over the last two years.
    ďEverybody predicted that the Republicans would lose 15-to-20 seats, not one incumbent lost,Ē he stated.    ďOn the Democrat side, more than a dozen lostÖmuch of that could be caused by Nancy Pelosi holding up any COVID relief bill, simply for playing politics
FILE Ė In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pauses as she
meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    In an op-ed Friday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich predicted Democrats will lose control of the House in 2022.    He noted the Cook Political Report predicted 27 seats to be a ďtoss-upĒ and Republicans won every single one.
    Gingrich argued that historical precedent shows the 2022 House elections will prove to be even more disastrous for Democrats and Pelosi will not maintain her position.    McCarthy agreed, believing Republicans will have an advantage in Congress regardless going into 2021.
    ďRepublicans are always focused on putting the people first before politics and we will continue to do that work,Ē he stated. ď    In this next Congress we might not be able to schedule the floor, but we are going to run the floor
    Meanwhile, he cited a letter signed by 23 Democrats calling for a discharge petition should Pelosi fail to come to an agreement with Republicans.    This mean both Democrat and Republican lawmakers could move forward with coronavirus relief for Americans without the Speaker.

11/23/2020 Chinese Govít Spending Millions On Ads In U.S. Newspapers by OAN Newsroom
Flags with the logo of the Communist Party of China fly in the breeze near a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch
Site in Wenchang in southern Chinaís Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is spending millions on ad space to spread pro-China messages across the United States.    The U.S. Department of Justice reported that in just the last four years, Beijing has spent nearly $19 million in an attempt to push pro-China narratives within the country.
    The payments have been on behalf of Beijing-controlled China Daily newspaper, which is an English language publication produced by the CCP that has paid millions of dollars just this year.
    Publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times have received these payments for running pro-China ads on their websites and printed publication.    The paid advertisements are designed to look like real news articles, while often containing a pro-Beijing twist on contemporary news events.
    China Daily is controlled by the Communist Partyís state propaganda agency.    For years it has paid newspapers and magazines in the U.S. to publish communist-curated information.
    In response to criticism over publication agreements with China Daily, several newspapers have begun to cut ties with the Chinese newspaper.    The New York Times began steadily removing China Daily advertisements from their website back in August.
    Twitter and Facebook have responded by limiting ad space by Chinese-based firms and removing accounts, which they say are controlled directly by the Chinese government.

11/23/2020 L.A. County Suspends Dining At Restaurants, Effective Thanksgiving Eve by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this file photo an indoors sitting bar is closed inside the Gelsonís Market
in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
    Los Angeles County is the latest area to enforce extreme COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Sunday evening, California public health officials announced a countywide suspension to indoor and outdoor dining.    They cited an increase in coronavirus cases in the state for the reason.
    Dining at restaurants, bars, wineries and breweries will be restricted effective on Wednesday, November 25.    However, it may not stop there.    Health officials warned if numbers worsen, additional orders will be enforced.
    Restaurant owners have said this decision will ultimately do more harm than good for businesses overall.
    This is the latest move by California officials after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) implemented a statewide curfew, shutting down non-essential gatherings and activities until late December.
    Meanwhile, local authorities have clarified the move appears to be symbolic as many law enforcement agencies are refusing to comply with the enforcement.
    ďOur goal is to not arrest folks, our goal is not to use criminal law to enforce these things,Ē stated Capt. Edward C. Ramirez of the Los Angeles County Sheriffís Department.    ďIn terms of enforcement, I can tell you that sheriff deputies are not going to be out on foot or they are not going be out in their vehicles looking for people
    Until further notice, businesses will only be permitted to provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery services.

11/23/2020 Republicans Rally In Support Of Party Candidates In Ga. Runoffs by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence, center, Senator Kelly Loeffler, left, and Senator David Perdue, right, wave at individuals
at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Pence arrived on Friday to support Loeffler and Perdue,
who are both facing a run-off election in January. (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
    As both Senate races in Georgia are headed toward runoffs in January, Republicans are stepping up their efforts to push GOP candidates into office.
    The January runoffs will determine which party holds the majority in the Senate, bringing those races into the national spotlight.    As a result, a number of outside groups supporting both partiesí candidates have launched major ad buying blitzes in an attempt to sway voters.
    The races between Republican incumbent David Purdue and his Democrat challenger John Ossoff as well as Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and her Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock have seen a massive spike in campaign funding for the final sprint towards voting day.
    Additionally, a number of Republican officials, even those from out of state, are rallying to aid in in-person campaigning. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) have thrown in their support on the campaign trail along with Vice President Mike Pence.
    ďThatís why Georgia and America need David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back in a Republican majority in the United States Senate,Ē stated Pence.    ďWe need the Peach State to defend the Senate and the road to a Republican majority goes straight through Georgia
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a Defend the Majority Rally, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Canton, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
    The GOP has made each of the races about preventing the radical left from gaining traction in the upper chamber.    The Georgia Republican Party said they are working around the clock to ensure voters understand they have a clear choice between radical liberals or the candidates who will fight for Georgia values.
    Meanwhile, voters seem eager to participate in those tight races as the number of requested absentee ballots for the election is breaking records.    Georgia officials said there has already been nearly a million requests, marking a notably high voter turnout.
    Several Republicans have noted this race is all about turnout and are encouraging voters to cast their ballot on January 5, 2021.

11/23/2020 RNC Chair: GOP Will Continue Investigation Into Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at
the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    The RNC is committed to the fight for election integrity in Michigan with chairwoman Ronna McDaniel citing thousands of incidents of election fraud in the Wolverine State.
    During a radio interview Sunday, McDaniel said Republican poll watchers were routinely prevented from overseeing ballots counts, which were later revealed to be incomplete.
    Another glaring issue she mentioned was that in Detroit, 71 percent of poll books contained inconsistencies where more ballots were received than the number of voters who were registered.    These books record which voters are registered to vote at specific polling places or by absentee ballot.
John Catsimatidis ∑ Ronna McDaniel 11-22-20
    The interview came after McDaniel and the Michigan Republican Party sent a letter to the state Board of Canvassers Saturday, demanding the state perform an audit of ballots cast in Wayne County before the state Board of Electors moves to certify the vote.     McDaniel has been leading the campaign for the Republicans regarding election transparency, highlighting the need for Americans to have faith in the electoral process and know that their voice is accurately heard.     ďUltimately, itís going to be in the courts and the states to decide,Ē she stated.    ďBut from a party perspective, we need to run down every single irregularity and make sure we pursue it, so it doesnít happen again
    Also on Sunday, Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield reaffirmed that the President had every right to seek legal action in the state and that the two-week delay requested by the Presidentís campaign was reasonable.    He also added, the state legislature was conducting its own investigation into the irregularities and would discover the truth.

11/24/2020 Oil up $0.78 to $42.95, DOW up 319 to 29,591.

11/24/2020 CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY - State adds 2,135 new COVID-19 cases by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Following another weekly high total of new COVID-19 cases, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported 2,135 more positive cases, the highest total the state has seen on a Monday.
    The Bluegrass State has now seen 160,232 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.    There were five more deaths Monday, bringing the total to 1,792.
    'Weíre headed to an even darker place than we are right now,' Beshear said during his virtual briefing from Frankfort.    'Thatís why weíre taking the steps that weíre taking to put up a fight against the virus that wants to take those we love.'
    Kentucky last week had more than 20,000 new cases, breaking the record for the number of cases reported in a single week for the sixth week in a row.
    'This is exponential spread, and it is overwhelming us,' Beshear said.    'Thatís why we must take action.'
    Beshear began Mondayís press briefing by thanking health care workers and warning Kentuckians if the surge doesnít stop, 'we face a shock to our health care system.'
    'We could soon have more people that need the help from one of those amazing people ... than there are enough of them to help us,' he said.
    Beshear said the stateís hospitals would run out of staff to care for patients before it runs out of beds or ventilators.
    'The challenge is not just that so many people will need the help, but itís the people who provide the help are testing positive ... and so every time that we start running out, we have to bring in other people that donít do it on a daily basis. Outcomes arenít going to be as good,' Beshear said.
    There were 1,573 Kentuckians in hospitals Monday, including 391 in intensive care units and 203 on ventilators - numbers that have been rising steadily over the past month.
    Dr. Steven Stack, the stateís public health commissioner, encouraged Kentuckians to comply with the governorís latest restrictions meant to stop the spread of the virus.
    'Weíre going to have a dark winter if we donít pull together,' Stack said.    'We want to lift as many of these restrictions as fast as we can ó as soon as we can feel more confident that it wonít be paid for with the loss of human life and harm to other people that need medical and hospital care.'
    Indiana reported 5,606 new cases and 27 deaths Monday, bringing the stateís totals to 300,913 cases and 5,067 deaths.
    Reach reporter Emma Austin.
[5 deaths / 2,135 cases = 0.002% a low mortality rate and the only dark place is in Frankfort capital building and especially please do not turn us into a New York disaster from their overreaching lockdowns.].

11/24/2020 RNC Chair: Democrats Used COVID To Remove Election Safeguards
President Trump is seen with Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel in December. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    Republican Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has accused Democrats of taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to strip away at election integrity.
    During an interview Monday, the chairwoman pointed out major changes that she said put the November elections at risk in the name of ďCOVID.Ē    This included machine changes in Nevada that, according to a lawsuit by the Trump campaign, made signature matching more difficult.
    McDaniel went on to say itís ďshamefulĒ Democrats and the mainstream media are attacking anyone who raises concerns over voter fraud.    Prior to the elections, the RNC also accused Democrats of attempting to take away election safeguards by expanding mail-in ballots.
    The Trump campaign is now waging a legal battle over widespread issues with mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.    The campaign is looking to revive their case and block the state from certifying its election results after the suit was dismissed by a lower court over the weekend.
    In a tweet Monday, President Trump blamed politics for the latest decision. He noted there was large voter disenfranchisement and a lack of transparency in counting rooms.

11/24/2020 Trump Campaign Continues To Fight As More Evidence Of Voter Fraud Emerges by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in
Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trumpís campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
    New evidence of voter fraud is being revealed in the state Michigan as the Trump campaign continues to pursue legal case to ensure a fair and free election.
    In a sworn affidavit from Wayne County, one Michigan election worker said they were told to falsify thousands of absentee ballots for Democrat nominee Joe Biden, in turn, stealing the vote from Republicans.
    According to journalist John Solomon, the election workerís affidavit proves evidence of voter fraud in the presidential election.
ďShe is confident that thousands of ballots were back-dated, but thatís not the only misconduct she said she saw,Ē he stated.    ďGoing all the way back to September when she was first assigned to the election project, she says she saw election ballots going and having their dates changedÖin other words they were committing fraud
    The affidavit further states election workers in the city of Detroit coached voters and urged others to vote for Biden as well as the Democrat Party.    The election worker also said she was instructed to not validate ballots and was told to ignore any deficiencies in Democrat ballots.
    Solomon expects the legal testimony will help support the Trump campaignís fight against fraud in the presidential election.
    ďShe has signed this affidavit, itís been submitted in a court case,Ē he stated.    ďAnd when you a hear a single city worker say thousands of ballots she witnessed, she partaking in, she knows were fraudulent
    Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is dismissing state certifications of the election results.    In a statement shared with the Presidentís supporters, his campaign said certification by state officials is simply a procedural step.
    President Trump then tweeted on Monday night that his campaign is moving full speed ahead, warning this yearís vote will go down as ďthe most corrupt election in American political history

What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history?    We are moving full speed ahead.    Will never concede to fake ballots & ďDominion ó Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020

11/24/2020 DOD Awards Millions Of Dollars In Military Contracts by OAN Newsroom
In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, image taken from a video provided by Acting Defense
Secretary Christopher Miller speaks at the Pentagon in Washington. ( via AP)
    The U.S. military is awarding millions of dollars in contracts to boost the nationís defenses.    On Monday, the Defense Department released a list of projects the Navy and Air Force are undertaking to bolster the U.S. arsenal.    It totals more than $440 million in advancements.
    Notably, the department is making missile defense a priority after North Korea declared that the totalitarian regime would refuse to abide by any nuclear agreements to limit their destructive power or stop their missile program.
    ďIíd like to make it clear, once again, that the DPRK will never have any business to deal with the IAEA as long as it runs short of the impartiality, objectivity lifeline of its activities and remains a marionette dancing to the tune of the hostile forces against the DPRK,Ē stated Kim Song, North Korean Ambassador to the UN.
    Following the claim of the North Koreans, the Pentagon quickly announced the successful test of a missile intercept system designed to mimic a North Korean attack.
    On Monday, it announced Lockheed Martin has been awarded more than $108 million to aid in the production of the Trident II missile system, which is a submarine-launched ballistic missile that is armed with nuclear warheads.    The trident contract comes just weeks after the Navy announced a deal to build two Columbia-class nuclear armed submarines.
    Meanwhile, the Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics nearly $10 million to integrate anti-radiation guided missile ranges to the F-35 to ďprovide the advanced suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses
    The F-35 isnít the only aircraft getting support as Northrop Grumman Systems accepted a $185 million contract for the A-10 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program, which is expected to be completed over the next 10 years.
    Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller has said despite growing threats abroad, the U.S. stands ready.
    ďIf the forces of terror, instability, division and hate begin a deliberate campaign to disrupt our efforts, we stand ready to apply the capabilities required to thwart them,Ē he stated.

11/24/2020 Sen. Feinstein To Not Pursue Top Judiciary Committee Position by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey,
Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitterís actions
around the closely contested election, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.-D) announced sheís stepping down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee after receiving backlash from the progressive wing of her party.
    The 87-year old senator made the announcement on Monday, revealing she will focus her next term on battling two major existential threats in California: wildfires and drought.
    Even though Feinstein claimed she is demoting herself to focus on issues within her own state, many believe itís an excuse to protect herself from the far-left progressives who want to cancel her.
    Following Justice Amy Coney Barrettís confirmation hearings in October, the senator faced major criticism within her own party for thanking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for holding a fair hearing.    The Californian expressed the desire to promote bipartisan legislation in Congress, which was extremely controversial in the Democrat Party.
    The senatorís remarks not only undermined the DNCís narrative against the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrettís, but it also elevated Grahamís public image.    He, of course, went on to win his reelection by a landslide when the polls suggested his South Carolina seat was a toss-up.
    Furthermore, Feinstein is in favor of keeping the filibuster, which is a political procedure many Democrats want to abandon in order to pass progressive policies in Congress that are likely to receive Republican opposition.
    For these reasons, leftists have questioned her loyalty to her party, including organizations such as Demand Justice and NARAL Pro-Choice America who demanded her to step down from her position.
    Several Republicanís defended the moderate Democrat by arguing the attacks on the senator prove the Democrat Party has shifted very far to the left from when Feinstein was first elected in 1992.
    The ordeal sheds a light on the next generation of Democrat lawmakers who are willing to tear down their colleagues if if they do not agree with their radical agenda.

11/24/2020 Violent Crime Surges As Police Funding Plummets by OAN Newsroom
Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot, one of them fatally, in the Gold Coast
neighborhood of the Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
    Cities runs by Democrats are seeing a grand uptick in violent crimes.
    Los Angeles, for the first time in a decade, recorded 300 homicides for the year.    Officials in Chicago said just over the weekend roughly 50 people were shot, five of whom fatally.
    In Minneapolis, the city has seen a more than 50 percent rise in crime compared to last year and in Louisville, Kentucky homicides have reached unprecedented levels never before seen in the cityís history.
    The data suggests the nationís big cities are in crisis.    In some of the areas where crime is going up, funding for police is actually going down.
    Back in July, the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut the LAPDís funding by $150 million.    The move has forced the department to disband its sexual assault and homeless outreach units as well as its auto theft, commercial crime divisions and more.
    Itís also had a ripple effects, causing the cityís robbery-homicide division to be downsized.    On Sunday, an unidentified 17-year-old boy who was reportedly riding a motorbike near his house was fatally shot, marking the cityís grim 300th homicide of 2020.
Baltimore police investigate the scene of a shooting in the cityís Rosemont neighborhood
Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2020. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
    In Baltimore, law enforcement departments are set to be hit with multiple budget cuts-slated for 2021.    Yet for the sixth year in a row, the city has seen 300 homicides or more.
    ďThis kind of reduction in budget is unprecedented,Ē said Dr. Jeffrey Ian Ross, criminologist at the University of Baltimore.    ďItís not going to be a cakewalk and thereís going to be a major rethinking of priorities
    The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 said the leaders of the city need to ďwake up.Ē    They and their city counterparts, however, have doubled down in the wake of the defund the police movement as many Democrat leaders have in recent months.

11/24/2020 Lawmakers, Public Take Aim At CNN For Skewed Coverage by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., departs after the Republican Conference held leadership elections,
on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Americans are taking aim at CNN for taking a side and trying to stoke division.
    On Monday, several GOP senators took aim at CNN analyst Carl Bernstein for claiming more than 20 of them secretly hate President Trump.    The list included Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, Florida Sen. Rick Scott and Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse.
    Sen. Braun said this was just another fake report from the network and he has strongly supported the President during his impeachment trial as well as his challenges of the general election.
    Sen. Rick Scottís communications director told the reporters Bernsteinís comments are false and they have no idea where heís getting his information.
    Over the weekend, dozens of the Presidentís supporters gathered outside CNNís Atlanta headquarters to protest their perceived skewed narrative.    The event was hosted by the Walkaway campaign as part of its so-called ďfake news take-down
    Walkaway was founded by former liberals who are taking a stand against outlets they believe are manipulated and endorsed by the Democrat Party.    They claim these outlets, such as CNN, are designed to divide Americans and urge others to walk away from them.
    This came after CNN repeatedly attacked the President throughout his first-term in office.    Earlier this year, President Trumpís reelection campaign sued CNN for libel after one of their reporters accused the President of engaging in several criminal activities.
    Additionally, the network has taken aim at the President for challenging the 2020 election results and are downplaying his attempts to call out voter fraud.

11/24/2020 Apple Security Official Indicted In Concealed Carry Permit Scheme by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this June 16, 2020, file photo, the sun is reflected on Appleís Fifth Avenue store in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    Northern California authorities named a top Apple official in a concealed carry permit scheme with a local sheriffís department.    On Monday, the Santa Clara District Attorneyís Office named Tom Moyer, head of Appleís global security, as a contributor to the scheme.
    Prosecutors said top sheriffís officials threatened to withhold issuing concealed carry permits to Moyerís security team.    This came in exchange for $70,000 worth of iPads for the department.    Many residents are wondering if the scheme goes all the way to Sheriff Laurie Smith.
    ďGiven the fact that Laurie Smith, ultimately, is the person who has to sign off whether someone receives a conceal weapons permit, it would appear that she could be logically the next target,Ē said defense attorney Jaime Leanos.    ďShe is the person who would have benefited from this scheme if they are actually making political contributions to her campaign
    The district attorneyís office has indicted seven people for their alleged participation in the scheme, including sheriffís officials and small business owners.    Moyerís lawyers have denied the charges and said they are confident he will be acquitted.

11/24/2020 Dozens Of Venezuelan Migrants Arrive In Trinidad After Hours At Sea by Sarah Kinosian, Maria Ramirez and Linda Hutchinson-Jafar
FILE PHOTO: Boats are docked at Alcan Bay, in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
    CARACAS/PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) Ė At least 29 Venezuelan migrants, including 16 minors, returned to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday after being deported from the island over the weekend and spending hours at sea, said their relatives, who had been concerned about their whereabouts.
    Millions of Venezuelans have fled the once-prosperous OPEC nation as a humanitarian crisis intensified in recent years.    Around 40,000 have settled in the neighboring dual-island nations, and dozens have gone missing since vessels they boarded in attempts to get to Trinidad sunk.
    Trinidadian authorities deported the group of 29 in two small boats on Sunday, but a judge in Trinidad later ordered their return to the island.    Concern about the migrantsí whereabouts grew steadily on Monday when they did not arrive on eastern Venezuelan shores as expected.
    Felix Marcano, a Venezuelan migrant in Trinidad whose wife and two children were among the deportees, said his relatives were hungry and dehydrated after the long journey.
    ďWhere were they going to get food?Ē    Marcano told Reuters over the phone from Trinidad, adding that his wife had attempted to come to Trinidad in search of medicine for their children, which is scarce in Venezuela.
    Yesenia Gonzalez, an activist for Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad, confirmed that the group had returned to the island.
    Trinidad and Tobagoís national security minister, Stuart Young, told reporters that a group of Venezuelan migrants who had entered the country ďillegallyĒ were apprehended by police, handed over to the coast guard, and deported over the weekend before the court order.
    ďWe have been detaining people, we are deporting people, we are escorting people back across the border,Ē Young said, noting that the countryís borders were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    Trinidadís handling of the case has drawn criticism from Venezuelaís opposition and migrantsí rights activists.
(Reporting by Sarah Kinosian in Caracas, Maria Ramirez in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, and Linda Hutchinson-Jafar in Port of Spain; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

11/24/2020 Spainís PM Sides With Germany Over Importance Of U.S. Security Role
FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a speech during a no confidence motion against
the government at parliament in Madrid, Spain, October 22, 2020. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Pool via Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) Ė Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday backed Germanyís view that Europe would not be able to provide for its own security without U.S. and NATO help, distancing him from a call by France for an independent European defence strategy.
    ďI would say I am more with the German vision of international relations,Ē Sanchez said during a video conference on foreign policy held by the Krober Foundation when asked whether he backed the German or French stance.
    German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer last week rejected French President Emmanuel Macronís call for an independent European defence strategy, saying Europe would continue to rely on the United States and the NATO military alliance for security for decades to come.
    Sanchez said both the European Union and the United States were stronger together, and the election of Joe Biden as the next U.S. president was a positive development for their relationship.
    ďWe have a great opportunity after the U.S. elections to reestablish a positive agenda with the United States,Ē he said.
    Sanchez also said he was confident the EU would by the end of the year find a solution to overcome opposition from Hungary and Poland and secure the adoption of the blocís 2021-2027 budget and its coronavirus crisis economic recovery package.
    ďI see no other option Ö I am confident we will reach an agreement before the end of the year,Ē he said.
(Reporting by Inti Landauro, editing by Andrei Khalip and Timothy Heritage)

11/24/2020 Mnuchin Will Put Clawed-Back Fed Funds Out Of Yellenís Reach: Bloomberg
FILE PHOTO: Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary, Department of the Treasury during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress, in Washington, DC, U.S., September 24, 2020. Toni L. Sandys/Pool via REUTERS
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will put the over-$400 billion in CARES ACT funding he took back from the Federal Reserve last week into an account that needs Congressional approval to be tapped, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday
    Moving the money into Treasuryís ďGeneral FundĒ will leave Mnuchinís expected successor, Janet Yellen, dependent on legislation in Congress to use the funds.    The money includes $429 billion that was to back the Fedís emergency lending facilities and $29 billion in Treasury funds earmarked for business loans.
(Reporting by Heather Timmons; Editing by Chris Reese)

11/24/2020 Lin Wood Subpoenas Ga. Officials For Video Evidence by OAN Newsroom
Attorneys L. Lin Wood (Photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images)
    Attorney Lin Wood served a subpoena to Georgia officials seeking video-evidence, which may reveal voter fraud.
    In a subpoena to the Georgia Secretary of State, Wood asked the state to produce the footage from the ĎState Farm Arenaí in Atlanta, which was filmed between November 3 and 4.
    The veteran attorney is specifically interested in videos from room 604 and the elevators around it.    He believes ballot dumps and tampering took place at the State Farm Arena when officials stopped the count due to a ďburst water pipe,Ē which it turns out actually never happened.
    Additionally, Wood found Democrats allegedly destroyed evidence of voter fraud with an A1 Shredding truck.    In a series of tweets Tuesday, the renowned attorney posted videos of an A1 Shredding truck outside a polling location in Cobb County, Georgia.
    The videos showed unidentified people supposedly shredding absentee ballots and other documented evidence of fraud.
    A1 Shredding released a statement, which said they are aware of the incident and have asked the FBI to investigate.

    Wood said an upcoming lawsuit on Wednesday will reveal mechanisms as well as the scale of Democrat voter fraud in Georgia.

11/24/2020 Wis. Officials Find 386 Uncounted Ballots During Recount by OAN Newsroom
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Ė NOVEMBER 20: Election officials wait as procedural issues are argued during the process of recounting ballots
from the November 3 election at the Wisconsin Center on November 20, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Election officials in Milwaukee found an uncounted batch of 386 ballots during the ongoing election audit in Wisconsin.
    According to reports, the unopened ballots were found in the cityís South side ward.    Friday marked the first day of Milwaukeeís recount and reports detailed questionable behavior by election officials.
    For example, poll workers were spotted wearing inappropriate wristbands, which raised concerns over how seriously they were taking the recount.
    ďI always thought it was chocolate ice cream, personally,Ē Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said of the emojis on the bracelets.    ďWisconsin Center is our vendor who handles all of the logisticsÖthey are probably just pulling what they have in stock because this is the first opportunity theyíve had to be open in quite some time through this pandemic
    Christenson reiterated that the bracelets were a non-issue.
    The recount has already drawn criticism as it remains unclear if officials would clearly identify invalid ballots that were originally counted towards the final tally.

11/24/2020 Poll: Mainstream Media Shifted Election In Favor Of Biden by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the briefing room at the White House
on November 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    A new poll found mainstream media biases greatly affected the purported outcome of this yearís elections.
    According to the ĎMedia Research CenterĎ on Tuesday, 82 percent of Biden voters were unaware of at least one scandal surrounding the former vice president. 45 percent of Biden voters were also unaware of Hunter Bidenís corruption schemes in Ukraine.
    Additionally, 35 percent of voters did not know Joe Biden was accused of sexual misconduct.    A total of 17 percent of Biden voters said they wouldíve voted for President Trump if they had known of these things.
    The MRC said mainstream media may have shifted elections in six key states by underreporting on Bidenís issues.
    In the meantime, CNN continues to deny the possibility of voter fraud in the 2020 elections.    However, footage from their own reporting reveals they previously considered voting fraud a ďnational security issue

11/24/2020 Seattle City Council Moves To Cut Police Budget By Roughly 18% by OAN Newsroom
A defund Seattle Police Department (SPD) sign is pictured on a protesterís skateboard during a ďDefund the PoliceĒ march from King County Youth Jail
to City Hall in Seattle, Washington on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
    Another Democrat-run city moves to defund the police despite high crime rates.
    In an eight-to-one vote Monday, Seattle City Council members moved to cut the police departmentís budget by around 18 percent.    The decision came amid city-wide demonstrations, in which protestors called on officials to cut the police budget in half.
    Residents also called into the meeting to make their arguments.
    ďI am calling for you to defund the police by at least 50 percent and to work towards total abolition of the police in the future,Ē Seattle resident Sam Wise stated.    ďThe police do not prevent crime, they simply react to it
    While council members determined a 50 percent cut would be rash, they still agreed to limit police spending.
    The latest percentage cut to the departmentís budget is worth nearly $2 million.    If approved by the cityís mayor, the department would be unable to fill several vacant positions.
    Additionally, the department would be forced to move its 911 dispatchers and parking enforcers to a different jurisdiction.    Meanwhile, Seattle officers criticized the move, which they claim will cause response delays as well as jeopardize the safety of communities.
    Such decisions are also prompting officers to leave.    According to the mayorís office, nearly two dozen officers left the force in October alone.    Many also fear the timing of the budget cut as the city has reported an uptick in crime.
    So far this year, the number of homicides in Seattle has nearly doubled when compared to those reported in 2019.
    In the meantime, the mayor is expected to make a decision on the proposal next week though several reports predict a yes.

11/24/2020 Dow Jones Industrial Average Surpasses 30,000 by OAN Newsroom
    Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
at Wall Street in New York City. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 30,000 points for the first time in history.    The 30-stock Dow notched that new milestone early in Tuesdayís session.
    The recent record-setting rally came amid positive vaccine data.    According to reports, AstraZeneca became the latest company to release data from its late-stage trials on Monday.
    The drugmaker said those trials found the vaccine candidate to be more than 90 percent effective.    Investors are optimistic a vaccine will accelerate the economic recovery.
    On Tuesday, President Trump delivered remarks on the landmark occurrence.
    ďThe Dow Jones Industrial Average just hit 30,000 which is the highest in history,Ē the President stated.    ďWeíve never broken 30,000 and that is despite everything thatís taken place with the pandemic.    Iím very thrilled with whatís happened on the vaccine frontÖnothing like that has ever happened medically and I think people are acknowledging that
    President Trump also noted that 30,000 is a sacred number.
11/25/2020 Oil up $2.07 to $44.31, DOW 455 to 30,046 as the economy is returning due to Trump policies so this did not occur due to a Biden take over and remember this day because if it drops due to his future policy changes from tax increases and Green New Deal policies, gasoline at $4-6 a gallon as it was in the Obama administration which made him go to war in Libya and killed Ghaddafi which in time started what became ISIS and the Americans who werekilled in Benghazi that Trump had to come into office and shutdown ISIS and we can predict that eventually China will own the U.S.A. since Bieging Biden will sell it to them which he has already done before, and IRAN, Antifa and BLM will walk all over hopefully their dead bodies as they take over eventually this country from their policies that are not America First but will be the Last of America and God will let them see the hell on Earth that they have created and I hope I have passed on or have been raptured by then.

11/25/2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Kentucky reports 2,690 new cases by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 2,690 new coronavirus cases and 17 additional deaths Tuesday, a reminder 'that we still have a lot of work to do,' Gov. Andy Beshear said.
    The commonwealth has now seen 162,838 COVID-19 cases and 1,809 deaths during the pandemic [0.01%.
    'The number of people that we lose is compounded when community spread is as high as it is, both when it gets into vulnerable populations like our long-term care facilities, but also when it overwhelms the health care capacity of a state or region,' Beshear said during Tuesdayís briefing.    'This is happening in real time across the country.'
    There are 1,658 Kentuckians in the hospital with COVID-19, including 390 in intensive care units and 207 on ventilators.
    Kentucky has continued to report record-high case counts over the past several weeks.    The positivity rate is at 8.82%.
    Jefferson County also has topped record-high case numbers, reporting more than 3,000 positive cases Tuesday for the second consecutive week.
    With Thanksgiving approaching, Kentucky has been seeing 'a rush on testing,' Beshear said.
    'While we want more people getting tested, we believe that it is people who are getting tested, and if they test negative, they then think they can have a big Thanksgiving,' the governor said.    'I hope thatís not the case.'
    Beshear cited a recent story on saying a single COVID-19 test canít guarantee a safe Thanksgiving.
    It can take time for an infection to show, and real concern is that folks will engage in activity that we know could create super spreader events in every community across Kentucky,' Beshear said.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended in-person Thanksgiving celebrations be limited to people who live together.    Kentuckyís new restrictions ask gatherings to include no more than two households with a maximum of eight people.
    'We have a responsibility to each other, a responsibility to the people of the commonwealth, to the people of this country and to the people of the world to try to help keep them safe and not spread the virus to them,' Beshear said.    'So this Thanksgiving, please do it safely.'
    Indiana set a new record Tuesday for the most coronavirus-related deaths reported in a single day, with 103 deaths announced.    The state also reported 5,702 new cases.
[17 deaths / 2,690 cases = 0.006% mortality rate and the positivity rate is going down and glad to hear that a group of churches, private Christian schools and parents sued Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday over his new orders temporarily banning in-person classes and limiting indoor social gatherings to eight or fewer people from two separate households.
    The lawsuit claims certain aspects of those executive orders are unconstitutional and questions Beshearís decision to prohibit in-person classes when child care centers, universities, groceries and other places are allowed to continue operating under less restrictive rules which is apparently Democrat mentality or mind control by dark forces of this country

11/25/2020 President Trump Celebrates Dow Record, COVID-19 Vaccines by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office and towards the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday,
Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, to pardon Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Amid unprecedented economic growth, the Trump administration has continued to work for the prosperity of all Americans.    During the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Tuesday, President Trump thanked all those who made the countryís recovery possible.
    ďDuring this Thanksgiving, we extend our eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus," he stated.    ďAnd we give thanks for the vaccines and therapies that will soon end the pandemic
    The Presidentís promise comes as three pharmaceutical companies, Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Moderna, all released promising news about their coronavirus vaccines in the last week.
    Before the highly-anticipated Rose Garden event, however, a record-breaking day for the Dow resulted in a surprise press briefing, where the President took a moment to share the latest evidence of economic recovery.
    ďThe stock market Dow Jones Industrial Average just hit 30,000, which is the highest in history,Ē he stated.    ďWeíve never broken 30,000 and thatís despite everything thatís taken place with the pandemicÖIím very thrilled with whatís happened on the vaccine front
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, a board above the trading floor shows the closing number
for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. The DJIA closed above 30,000 points for the first time
as progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines. (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
    The President remarked that the 30,000 mark was a ďsacredĒ milestone that economists never considered possible even in the best of financial times, much less in the thick of a pandemic.    President Trump noted that his administration had routinely done the impossible.
    ďAnd itís the 48th time that weíve broken records in during the Trump administration and I just want to congratulate all the people within the administration that worked so hard,Ē he stated.    ďAnd most importantly, I want to congratulate the people of our country because there are no people like you
    President Trump later shared a message from his campaign, highlighting the record as evidence of the ďGreat American Comeback

11/25/2020 Fight For Fair Election In Wis. Continues by OAN Newsroom
Representatives for President Donald Trump, left, look over ballots during the presidential recount vote
for Dane County on November 20, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
    The fight for a free and fair election continues as voters demand action be taken in Wisconsin.
    As poll workers enter the sixth day of recounting ballots in Wisconsin, voters and Republican leaders are moving ahead with attempts to bring transparency to the electoral process.
    On Tuesday, new evidence surfaced from the recount in Milwaukee County, which showed Republicans still did not have meaningful access to ballot counts.
    Wisconsin Republican Commissioner Bob Spindell shared a photo, which exposed the stark difference between recount policies in Dane County and Milwaukee County.
    While Dane County appeared to involve Republican poll watchers, observers in Milwaukee County were forced to stand several feet away from poll workers, which made it significantly more difficult to see the ballots being counted.
    The photo was posted the same day investigators found nearly 400 ballots in Milwaukee that were unopened and had never been counted.
    ďThe workers on election day had open envelopes and set those opened ones on top of unopened,Ē Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson claimed.    ďAnd then inadvertently had missed it
    The ĎWisconsin Voters AllianceĎ also got involved in the election process by filing an emergency petition, which claims nearly 100,000 votes cast in the state were done so illegally.
    The group aims to have the state Supreme Court intervene to stop the certification of election results, which is due December 1.
    The Wisconsin Elections Commission has until the end of the week to respond to the lawsuit.    However, county clerks said they plan to finish their count Friday or early Saturday morning.

11/25/2020 HHS: 6.4M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Sent To States For Early Use by OAN Newsroom
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference in the briefing
room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    The Department of Health and Human Services announced big plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution ahead of Emergency Use Authorization of many candidates.
    On Tuesday, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and his team said they expect nearly 6.5 million doses to be dished out to Americans.    Health officials have advised early doses should be sent to vulnerable populations and frontline workers before going out to the general public.
    ďThat amount that we allocated to the country was 6.4 million doses of vaccine,Ē stated Gen. Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed.    ďThen what will happen if thereís more available after the initial push, then it will go out in the following weekly cadences of distribution accordinglyÖ40 million by the end of the year
    Meanwhile, Regeneron began sending out 30,000 doses of its treatment.    The biotech company expects to distribute another 50,000 by next week and 300,000 by early January.    Regeneronís antibody cocktail is the same treatment President Trump took when he was diagnosed with coronavirus in October.
In this undated image from video provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, scientists work with a bioreactor
at a company facility in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. (Regeneron via AP)
    Other companies, including Pfizer and Moderna, are expecting to get their vaccines approved soon to join Regeneron in fighting the virus.
    ďWeíve said that we expect by the end of December to have enough vaccine to vaccinate those who are most vulnerable just by way of sizing and scaling,Ē said Secretary Azar.    ďThat by the end of January, we think weíll have enough to vaccinate our senior citizens as well as our health care workers and first responders
    Meanwhile, the federal government is giving state governors ďfinal sayĒ on who gets early access to vaccines.    State officials are expected to send the HHS an estimate of how many doses they need by Friday.

11/25/2020 Lawmakers Come To Agreements On Tackling Big Tech by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. (AP Photo/File)
    Bipartisan support is growing on Capitol Hill to limit Big Techís ability to monopolize public discourse and censor speech online.    According to reports Tuesday, a panel on the House Judiciary Committee have focused-in on at least four major ideas to amend anti-trust laws.
    Those changes include setting aside more funding for the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.    It also changes it to where massive companies are assumed to be monopolies and must prove they do not harm market competition.
    Both parties also allegedly agree proposed mergers must be vetted to ensure they will not dominate the market.    However, Democrats and Republicans still have a long way to go before they can agree on content moderation and liability policies.
    Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have issued warnings over the increasing power of Big Tech companies.    This includes their ability to influence political opinions and their ability to invade usersí privacy.
    ďBut itís not just profit maximization at the expense of consumers because theyíre also monetizing your data, your private data,Ē Cruz stated.    ďSo Google owns YouTube and they use that to censor free speech, to censor political conduct
    This comes as major social media giants Facebook and Twitter are taking steps to censor certain news outlets on their websites.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, takes a photo of a display before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitterís
actions around the closely contested election on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
    The New York Times reported Tuesday that Facebook employees have proposed enacting a more strict ďnews ecosystem quality.Ē    This system, known as NEQ, is an algorithm that provides a score to certain news outlets and determines which stories to put at the top or bottom of userís news feeds.
    NEQ usually plays a small role in determining what users see. However, Facebook ramped-up the algorithm temporarily following Election Day.    Itís still unknown whether Facebook plans to keep the changes following the proposal.
    Additionally, Twitter will reportedly be adding warnings to labels to tweets they consider to be misleading before users are able to like them.    The change will reportedly be rolled out on the web and IOS devices this week and Androids in the coming weeks.    Twitter started using these warning pop-ups ahead of the November elections.

11/25/2020 N.J. Governor Signs Bills Requiring Officers To Wear Body Cams by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, police officers remind a woman in the doorway of a
Newark, N.J., restaurant of the new curfew and dining regulations. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) recently approved legislation requiring police officers to have body cameras on them at all times. He signed two bills into law on Tuesday.
    Under the new legislation, all uniformed officers will be required to keep their body cameras turned on whenever they are on a call or when initiating an investigation.
    During the signing, Murphy touted the bills as important to guaranteeing transparency and public confidence in law enforcement.
    ďThis is a great day for our state, it is a day for us to redouble our commitment to transparency and accountability in policing our communities,Ē stated the governor.    ďBut itís also a good day for ensuring that our police are equipped with tools to help them our carry out their sworn duties
    About 12,000 officers across New Jersey already wear body cameras.    However, these new bills will require all of them to do so.

11/25/2020 Philadelphia Gyms Form Coalition To Reopen by OAN Newsroom
CrossFit Golden Gate owner Danielle Rabkin plays with her dog Bruno while interviewed
at her gym in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Gyms owners and patrons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are rallying against Democrat Mayor Jim Kennyís order to close gyms amid rising coronavirus cases.
    Over two dozen gyms in the city have formed a coalition and gathered more than 1,500 signatures since last Friday when gyms were ordered to close until January.
    Gym owners argue the move is unfair as safety precautions have been put in place to avoid infections and fitness clubs serve an important function for the mental health of the communities they serve.
    ďThe mayor has cut off the number one tool our community uses to maintain their mental and physical wellness,Ē stated gym owner Gavin McKay.    ďIf this continues it will be a deathblow to an already decimated industry, eliminating jobs and income for thousands of employees
    Members of the coalition are asking to meet with the mayor to argue their case.

11/25/2020 2 NYPD Officers Shot In Queens, Suspect Dead by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY Ė APRIL 30: Members of the NYPD. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
    Authorities in New York City are investigating an officer-involved shooting, which left one suspect dead.
    Two New York City police officers are recovering from their injuries after doing a wellness check at a home in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens, New York.
    During a press briefing Tuesday, authorities said 33-year-old officer Joseph Murphy and 36-year-old officer Christopher Wells were both shot while helping resolve a domestic dispute.
    According to reports, 41-year-old Sharon Goppy arrived at the 105th precinct early in the afternoon to report an incident of domestic violence against her husband Rondell Goppy.    Sharon asked officers if they could help escort her home so she could collect her belongings.
    She also said she was afraid of being alone with her husband. Roughly six minutes after the officers arrived on the scene, police said Rondell entered the residence and opened fire.
    ďAfter immediately opening fire, and shots exchange, both officers are struck and injured,Ē NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea stated.    ďOne in the right upper thigh, he has a fractured femur and is undergoing surgery.    The other officer was shot at least one time and we believe at this point in both hands
    He added both officers are awake and in stable condition at Jamaica Medical Center.    Although both require surgery for their very serious injuries, Shea said theyíre hopeful for a full recovery.
    Sharon was not injured, but Rondell was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Authorities said the suspect had three handguns at the time.    They also reported there have been four previous calls regarding a domestic dispute at the same address.
    Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the two officers for their efforts to save Sharon from abuse.
    ďToday they saved that womanís life,Ē the New York City mayor said.    ďI want to be crystal clear.    Because those officers were there, that woman is alive.    And I say God bless them
    This came as Democrat lawmakers continue to push for Ďdefunding law enforcement.í    Meanwhile, the president of New York Cityís largest police union criticized those who want the police budget reduced as well as those who disrespect police officers.
    ďHereís an exampleÖ of a domestic disputeÖwhen the police officers walk in they get shot at,Ē Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, stated.    ďWhat would happen if the police officers werenít there?
    What would happen if we didnít have enough of them to cover all the radio runs?    What would happen if a social worker was there and the police officer wasnít?
    Authorities will continue to investigate as they work to recover evidence from the crime scene.

11/25/2020 Pa. State Senate Holds Hearing On Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
    The Pennsylvania State Senate held a public hearing regarding fraud in this yearís election.    The hearing was led by Republican state senators who alleged the general election was plagued by problems, including irregularities with mail-in voting.
    President Trumpís personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, made the campaignís case for voting irregularities and fraud through affidavits.    Witnesses of voter irregularities gave their testimony of what they witnessed at polling sites, which included tens-of-thousands of uncounted ballots.
    Unlike the mainstream media, One America News covered the historical hearing in its entirety:

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11/25/2020 President Trump Addresses Pa. Senate: I Won Election by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
    President Trump reiterated his victory in this yearís election amid evidence of potential voter fraud.
    Speaking via phone during Pennsylvaniaís state Senate hearings Wednesday, the President stressed that he won Pennsylvania and other key states by wide margins.
    He also highlighted the reports on ballot dumps, phony mail-in ballots and electronic manipulation of votes as the most prominent examples of fraud.
    President Trump added ĎDominion Voting Systemsí is complicit in altering hundreds-of-thousands of votes to steal the election for the Democrats.
    ďAnd all you had to do is look at the numbers at 10 oíclock in the evening when everybody thought the election was virtually over,Ē the President stated.    ďThen, very weird things happenedÖpeople were getting 2 and 3 and 4 ballots in their home
    The President urged his legal team to present all evidence of fraud to state lawmakers.

11/25/2020 Republicans Take Back Multiple Congressional Seats In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
Congresswoman-elect Michelle Fischbach arrives at the U.S. Capitol on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Newly elected members of the House of
Representatives are attending orientation at the U.S. Capitol today following the 2020 elections. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Democrats went into the 2020 elections with the belief they would pick up more seats in Congress due to a second blue wave following the 2018 midterms.    However, Republicans took back several seats in the House, a handful of which were from California.
    Three notable GOP victories include Rep. Michelle Steel (R-Calif.), Rep. Young Kim (R-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.). These wins took back traditionally red districts that were flipped blue in 2018.
    The Golden State Republicans ran on a ticket to lower taxes and support police officers, which seemed to bring them the win in their respective districts.    Additionally, Republicans welcomed many freshman congresswomen to the office across the country.
    In Minnesota, Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.) turned over the Democrat seat from moderate Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), which represents the overall conservative sway in the district.
    In an upset, state Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) flipped the Democrat seat by one point in South Carolina.    She is the stateís first female representative in Congress.
    In New York, Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) took back a district encompassing Staten Island, which unseated her Democrat opponent by running against efforts to Ďdefund the police.í
    While the Democrats maintain their majority in the House, the addition of more Republican members is promising to the GOP as they look forward to the 2022 election cycle.

11/25/2020 NYC Sheriffs Expanding COVID Checkpoints For Out-Of-State Visitors Ahead Of Thanksgiving by OAN Newsroom
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
    Americans looking to drive through New York City for the holidays may face some roadblocks.
    In a statement Wednesday, the New York City Sheriffís Department warned travelers of new checkpoints where riders will be tested for COVID-19.
    This is part of new measures announced earlier this month, which require visitors to test negative for coronavirus both before and after arriving in the city.
    New York City also requires out-of-town guests to complete travel forms when arriving at airports, train and bus stations.
    ďThere will be vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings throughout New York City,Ē New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito stated.    ďThe sheriff will also be conducting at curbside drop-off bus stops.    So out-of-state buses coming into New York City, when they drop off at the curb, they will be met by sheriff teams
    Those without proof of a negative COVID-19 test risk fines of up to $1,000.    ďHigh-riskĒ businesses are already closed in some parts of the city with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warning of more restrictions to come.

11/25/2020 Tokyo Residents Back President Trump, Say If Biden Wins China Wins by OAN Newsroom
A Trump Supporter from Japan wears a hat signed by the president as a group gathers to show support for the
President on October 23, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
    Thousands of Japanese supporters of President Trump rallied in central Tokyo to say the U.S. election is far from over.
    On Wednesday, Tokyo citizens took to the streets to state if Joe Biden wins, China wins and it wonít be good for Japan.
    Demonstrators said American mainstream media is ignoring the evidence of Democrat voter fraud, while the Japanese public appears to be better informed.    They added President Trump must win re-election to ensure a better future for the Asia-Pacific and U.S. Japanese ties.
    ďToday, we held a demonstration march in Tokyo to support President Trump from Japan,Ē President Trump supporter Takao Furuyama said.    ďThis is the support of President Trump of the United States, and it is about the election in the United States, but I think this is a big issue that affects peace in Japan and peace in the world
    Japanese citizens also said the ĎChinese Communist Partyí tried to buy political influence across the world and only President Trump can stop that.

11/26/2020 Oil up $0.95 to $45.77, DOW down 174 to 29,873 it went down when Biden spoke.


11/26/2020 White House Trade Advisor Navarro Says Trouble Ahead If Lawmakers Donít Act On COVID-19 Stimulus by OAN Newsroom
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro urges lawmakers to pass coronavirus relief legislation. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
    White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said lawmakers need to ďact nowĒ on coronavirus stimulus legislation.    While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, he called on lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to put aside their differences to pass a stimulus package.
    ďThe administration has done a very good job up to this point,Ē he stated.    ďWe are facing, however, a chasm ahead for millions of Americans unless there can be a bipartisan Ďcome to agreement momentí on these core elements
    Navarro went on to stress the need to save small businesses, noting if those are lost then they are not coming back.    With many states reporting an increase in cases, business owners have expressed their concerns that they will be unable to survive another round of lockdowns.
    Restaurant owners reported spending thousands of dollars in modifications to adapt to local and state requirements to feed guests outside only to have many major cities like Los Angeles adopt new policies forcing them to close anyway.
    Navarro said despite the stalemate, Congress needs to focus on three major components: the Paycheck Protection Program, relief checks and unemployment compensation.
    The White House trade adviser said he anticipates a second term for President Trump and the administration will continue on the path for strong economic recovery.

11/26/2020 Report: GOP Could Control House In 2022 by OAN Newsroom
This combination of file photos shows from left, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. on Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C., House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi of Calif., on July 24, 2020, in Washington and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on March 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo)
    Experts have said Republicans are on track to take back the House in 2022 as the Democrat majority continues to shrink.
    According to reports Wednesday, Republicans outperformed expectations in the 2020 elections.    Democrats lost a number of seats and were unable to flip a single state legislature, giving Republicans a slight advantage in the coming years.
    This comes as the American people continue to reject socialist ideas proposed by the far left, which is something President Trump has predicted will have an impact in the future.
    ďI think we are going to take back the House because people are tired of Nancy Pelosi,Ē stated the President.    ďI think weíre going to take back the House
    This comes as election results from around the country continue to come in and Congress waits for the Georgia runoff elections in January.

11/26/2020 Seattleís Police Union Leader Issues A Warning Over Budget Cuts by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Seattle Police officers carry gear as they walk towards the Seattle Police Departmentís
West Precinct in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 10, 2020. (Reuters Photo)
    Seattleís police union leader recently spoke out against major budget cuts to the cityís police department.    In multiple interviews on Wednesday, Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan issued a warning that crime will continue to increase in the city as long as leaders keep slashing the police budget.
    On Monday, the city council voted to slash the department budget by about 18 percent amid pressure from radical left-wing activists to cut it by as much as half.    According to Solan, the police department will have lost a total of 200 officers over the course of 2020 due to these changes.

    ďClearly this is the result of the city council conducting activism via their governance,Ē he stated.    ďListening to the loud socialist mob that is calling for more reform by taking away budgeted money for public safetyÖthis is everybodyís public safety on the line
    According to the Seattle Times, the mayorís budget proposal would slash police department spending by over $30 million.

11/26/2020 Wis. Woman Charged With Election Fraud, Allegedly Submits Dead Partnerís Ballot by OAN Newsroom
A election official works around ballots during a Milwaukee hand recount of Presidential votes at
the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    A woman in Cedarburg, Wisconsin confessed to voter fraud after allegedly submitting an absentee ballot for her deceased spouse.
    48-year old Christine Daikawa was charged this week, following her confession.    She also reportedly told authorities she listed herself as the witness on the ballot.
    Election officials came across the discrepancy while running routine procedures for every absentee ballot cast.    They noticed Daikawaís partnerís name was not showing up in the election database.
    After a short investigation, officials found her spouse had died on July 9, but the ballot was signed on September 16.
    ďI was trying to see if she was maybe doing it for a memory type thingÖtry to see if she wanted to get her spouseís last wishes or last voice heard, but she said that wasnít the case,Ē said David Dudash, an investigator for the Cedarburg Police.
    Daikawaís trial is set to take place December 14.    If convicted, she could serve up to four years in federal prison.

11/26/2020 France, EU Lawmakers Push For Sanctions On Turkey Next Month by Robin Emmott and John Irish
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President
Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo/File Photo
    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) Ė The European Parliament urged the EU on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan this month paid a visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus.
    With 631 votes in favour, three against and 59 abstentions, the parliament agreed a non-binding resolution in support of EU member Cyprus urging EU leaders to ďtake action and impose tough sanctions in response to Turkeyís illegal actions
    The resolution is likely to bolster support for Franceís push for EU sanctions on Turkey next month, following through on a threat made by the bloc in October over a dispute between Ankara and EU members Greece and Cyprus over natural gas rights.
    The parliament resolution called Turkeyís gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean ďillegalĒ a charge Ankara rejects.
    Paris, at odds with Ankara on other issues too, has not yet drawn up detailed sanctions, but diplomats say any measures would likely target areas of Turkeyís economy linked to its hydrocarbon exploration, such as shipping, energy and banking.
    ďTurkey knows what it needs to do,Ē French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a French parliamentary hearing this week.    ďConfrontation or collaboration, itís up to them
    Cyprus has been split along ethnic lines since a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Only Ankara recognises Northern Cyprus as an independent state.
    Erdogan incensed Cyprus on Nov. 15 by visiting Varosha, a resort that has been fenced-off and abandoned in no-manís land since 1974.    Ankara backed the partial re-opening of Varosha in a move criticised by the United States, Greece and Greek Cypriots.
    Also at stake are a plan to broaden Turkeyís trade preferences with the EU, its top trading partner, and its formal status as a candidate to join the EU, which Austria says should end.
    Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods, which one EU diplomat said did not bode well for deeper trade relations.
    ďHowever, Turkey is a key partner in many areas, so thereís no consensus in the Council (of EU governments).    It is still too early,Ē said another EU diplomat.
    Turkey, a member of NATO, has slid towards authoritarianism under Erdoganís rule in recent years, undermining EU priorities in Syria and Libya, but remains a strategically located partner that the EU cannot ignore.
    Germany, current holder of the EUís six-month presidency and Turkeyís biggest trade partner in Europe, holds the key to whether sanctions go ahead.    It had hoped to mediate between Athens and Ankara, but was angered when Turkey resumed exploration for gas off Cyprus last month after a pause.
    A new spat erupted this week between Germany and Turkey over the interception of a Turkish vessel in the Mediterranean.
    ďI think now thereís a common understanding that there will be sanctions,Ē said a senior EU diplomat.    ďThe question is what the market will bear
(Additional reporting by John Chalmers, Editing by William Maclean and Gareth Jones)

11/26/2020 Republicans Commend President Trump For Pardoning Gen. Michael Flynn by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė President Donald Trumpís former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in
Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    President Trump formally pardoned former national security adviser General President Trump.    The President took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the move. He went on to congratulate Flynn while wishing him and his family a happy Thanksgiving.
    ďWhat General Flynn went through is so unfair and heís still going through it,Ē stated President Trump.    "If he were a Democrat, that wouldíve never happened number one
    This came after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.    Attorneys for Flynn argued, however, that he was entrapped by so-called ďObama holdoversĒ who allegedly coerced him into lying and set him up for prosecution.
    The Presidentís pardon, which spares Flynn the possibility of any prison sentence, won praise from several Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Lee Zeldin who both said it was ď100-percent the right call
    Additionally, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said in a statement that Flynnís prosecution was politically motivated and should never have happened.    Scalise argued further, stating that Democrats and the FBI destroyed Flynnís life to try to attack the President.
[Flynn case shows clearly that the corruption that started with the end of the Obama administration including Joe Biden who suggested the Logan Act and he did masking on Flynn and other corrupt critters and it turned out that it was not valid in any form and they had a biased judge do his trial and Sidney Powell came in to defend him and showed everyone the corruption and their lawyers ran like rats and the judge should retire as he has disgraced himself and will never be used by an respectful citizen or lawyer for their courts.].

11/26/2020 Twitter Bans Pa. State Sen. Doug Mastriano After Hearing On Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the Wyndham Hotel, where Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for the president, is speaking at a hearing of the
Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    Big Tech has continued to show bias towards Republicans and GOP lawmakers with social media platform Twitter recently banning Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano after he organized a Senate hearing on election integrity.
    The ban came Wednesday after the Senate Majority Policy Committee convened with the goal of uncovering exactly what happened in the Keystone State.
    ďI mean, I donít even know how this happened in America,Ē stated Mastriano.    ďWe can send, 50 years ago, men to the moon, but we canít have a safe secure election in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania?    Whatís going on here?Ē
    The hearing included testimony from multiple witnesses who gave evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 elections with President Trump even delivering remarks via phone.
    ďVery sad to say it, this election was rigged and we canít let that happen,Ē said the President.    ďWe canít let it happen for our country and this election has to be turned around, because we won Pennsylvania by a lot and we won all of these swing states by a lot
    The Presidentís campaign has repeatedly fought to point out voting irregularities in the Keystone State.    It has filed 16 suits that cited various instances of fraud, denial of access to Republican poll watchers, mail-in ballot issues and violation of equal protection clauses.
    Mastriano slammed the hypocrisy of the left, stating Democrats were more concerned with upholding democracy on the other side of the world than they were in their own states.
    ďWe move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere,Ē he noted.    ďWe canít do it in our own state?    Itís by design
    Twitter has yet to comment on the ban.

11/26/2020 Trump Admin. Removes Time Consuming Barriers For Forest Service by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown
at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
    The Trump administration is reportedly focusing in on new environmental plans.    According to reports Thursday, the White House has finalized exemptions for the Forest Service to avoid time consuming regulations that limit logging, roads and pipeline efficiency.
    President Trump has been a proponent of reduced regulations and streamlined processes throughout his time in office, noting these rules largely boost industries like the oil and gas sector.    He has made strides in the last few years at attaining this goal.
    ďFor the first time in over 40 years, weíre issuing a proposed new rule under the National Environmental Policy Act to completely overhaul the dysfunctional bureaucratic system that has created these massive obstructions,Ē stated President Trump.
    The President said heís trying to improve the lives of all Americans.    A few of the administrationís decisions on air quality standards may also be announced in the coming days.

11/26/2020 Suspect In Fatal Calif. Church Stabbings Identified As Illegal Immigrant With Extensive Criminal History by OAN Newsroom
Members of the San Jose Police Department investigate a homicide scene at Grace Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020,
in San Jose, Calif. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at the church, where
homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said a homeless man arrested in connection with a pair of fatal stabbings at a Northern California church is an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal background.
    32-year-old Fernando de Jesus Lopez-Garcia allegedly stabbed five people Sunday, including two who died-at the Grace Baptist Church in San Jose.
    Authorities said his criminal history includes convictions for battery of an officer, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.    He was also previously deported three times, but protected by local sanctuary laws.
    The mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, slammed the countyís sanctuary policies by pointing out they allowed Lopez-Garcia to be released despite prior convictions.
    ďIn this case, Iím told the county received an ICE detainer arrest, but did not notify ICE of the defendantís release,Ē explained the mayor.    ďHe should have been in jail, in federal custody, in drug treatment or in jail in his own country, but not on the streets in our community
    Lopez-Garcia is being charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and battery.

11/27/2020 Sidney Powell Launches Election Lawsuits In Mich. And Ga. by OAN Newsroom
Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican
National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Attorney Sidney Powell released the Kraken. On Thursday, the former Trump administration lawyer filed two explosive election lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan.
    The criminal complaints are a compilation of witness statements and affidavits that spell out specific instances of potential fraud in clear detail.
    In both suits, Powell said the fraud mainly took place in the form of ďold-fashioned ballot stuffingĒ which was rendered ďvirtually invisibleĒ by Dominion and Smartmaticís computer software.    According to the attorney, both programs were created and funded at the behest of foreign oligarchs, specifically to rig elections.
    The strategy was first developed and used by Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez to ensure he never lost an election.    This was possible due to a core design in Smartmaticís software that allows it to hide any manipulations to votes during an audit.
    Specifically, the brain of the system, called the ďcentral accumulator,Ē does not provide an audit log that shows the date and time stamps of all inputted data.    This allows unauthorized users to add or modify any data stored in tabulation machines with no risk of getting caught.
    Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica even admitted the software was prone to tampering after a similar incident in Venezuela back in 2017.
    ďIt is therefore with the deepest regret that we have to report that the turnout numbersÖfor the constituent assembly in Venezuela were tampered with,Ē Mugica stated of the occurrence.    ďIt is important to highlight that similar manipulations are made in manual elections in many countries, but they go undetected
    In her lawsuit, Powell also noted ďespecially egregious conductĒ in Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee Hall and Barrow Counties.
    Records from the Board of Elections found more than 96,000 absentee ballots were requested and counted, but were never returned to county clerks for certification, which made them invalid.
    Another particularly notable incident took place in Fulton County.    Powell claimed poll workers were evacuated from a tabulation center at the State Farm Arena for several hours on November 3.
    According to Powellís report, workers were told the evacuation was due to a water leak, which required the facility to close.    However, city records show the arenaís only water leak arena happened earlier in the day.    It did not affect the area where votes were being counted
    According to an affidavit from a poll official at the center, some employees were left unsupervised during the evacuation.
    Meanwhile, witnesses in Michigan described incidences where they felt intimidated by poll officials.    In some cases, voters were even coached on how to fill out their ballots.
    In an affidavit from expert witness Russell James Ramsland Jr., he claims he witnessed Dominion voting machines injecting or fabricating more than 200,000 votes for Joe Biden.
    According to his statement, four different townships reportedly received over 290,000 more votes than they had constituents.
    Additionally, examples of potential vote switching as well as double voting were observed.    This included sworn testimony from whistleblowers who witnessed ineligible ballots being counted, in some cases twice.
    Meanwhile, Powell pointed to an instance where voters came to polling centers with completed mail-in ballots that were never submitted.    The voters still allowed to cast ballots in person.

11/27/2020 President Trump To Hold Rally In Ga. For Senators Loeffler And Perdue by OAN Newsroom
US President Donald Trump speaks with Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA),
and Senator David Perdue (R-GA) after arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base September 25, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump will travel to Georgia to rally support for two Republican senators in the stateís highly-anticipated runoff races.
    The President will visit the Peach State on December 5 to hold a rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.)
    The two Republicans are facing off with Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff in a pair of runoffs, which will determine which party controls the Senate next year.
    During a press conference Thursday, President Trump doubled down on his support for the Republican senators.
    ďItís very important that we win those races.    These are two great people,Ē the President stated.    ďI know them both very well
    President Trump went on to emphasize the importance of the runoff races and said he may hold a second rally if needed.

11/27/2020 Antifa Call To Action Targets Businesses And War Memorial by OAN Newsroom
Portland police are seen in riot gear during a standoff with protesters in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
    Several Antifa activists are under arrest after an evening of destruction in downtown Portland.
    According to reports on Thursday, Antifa groups were called to action Wednesday and were ordered to attack ďsymbols and structures of colonialism and capitalism
    This led to a rash of vandalism, which targeted several downtown businesses as well as the toppling and defacing of a veterans war memorial in a local cemetery.
    Reports also said at least 10 businesses, including a grocery store that openly supports the BLM movement, were damaged.
    ďWeíve got so much on our plates,Ē Portland resident Kevin Gibson stated.    ďAnd then to come out on Thanksgiving day and see this is, itís deflating, but we gotta move on.    Itís been tough to see the area degrade like this
    Police announced the felony arrests of three in connection to the attacks.    At least one person carrying a pistol could face weapons charges, as well.
    The vandalism remains under investigation and police said they hope to identify more suspects.

11/27/2020 Sidney Powell Files Lawsuit Claiming Iranian, Chinese Operatives Potentially Targeted Dominion Voting Systems by OAN Newsroom
A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National
Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Sidney Powellís lawsuit in Georgia reveals Iran and China appear to have tampered with U.S. elections in order to help Joe Biden.
    Powellís ally, attorney Abigail Frye, said Iranian and Chinese operatives had access to ĎDominion Voting Systemsí in several key states.
    The suit found Iran and China were monitoring and manipulating U.S. elections to get their desired outcome this year.    The attorney cited the data provided by the 305th U.S. Military Intelligence Battalion.
    Powellís lawsuit is investigating the connections between Iran and Biden, a relationship that potentially grew during his time as vice president.
    Journalist Heshmat Alavi recently shared a thread of reports on Twitter, which showcase the potential relationship between Iran and U.S. politics.
    According to reports, a pro-Tehran official allegedly visited the White House 33 times to lobby for Iranian interests with former president Barack Obama.
    The tweets also point out recent alliances made at the start of 2020 when Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hosted a pro-Tehran lobby group.
    Powellís argument sounds very similar to recent reports that came from the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe.    In a briefing before the election, Ratcliffe warned of foreign interference.
    ďWe have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran and separately by Russia,Ē Ratcliffe stated.    ďThis data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion and undermine your confidenceÖin American democracy
    Ratcliffe also warned of other tactics used in an attempt to push President Trump out of office.
    ďWe have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump,Ē Ratcliffe added.    ďThese actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries

11/27/2020 Calif. Officials Evict Crowds Of Activists Illegally Occupying Vacant Homes by OAN Newsroom
Members of Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community, representing homeless people who had taken over several empty, state-owned houses, hold a news
conference in one of the occupied homes in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
    A group of activists who illegally occupied several vacant homes clashed with law enforcement during an attempted eviction.
    According to reports, the radical activist groupís plan to slander the California Highway Patrol backfired when their own video showed their aggressive behavior.
    On Thursday and Friday, the group ĎReclaim and Rebuild Our Communityí posted a series of videos to Instagram.    The videos were taken during a confrontation in Los Angeles.
    The group claimed one video showed ďstormtroopers getting ready to violently evict folks.Ē    However, the recording actually showed a single officer calmly responding as the group advanced on him.
    The video was taken Wednesday night as CHP officers attempted to evict the protesters, who had occupied a group of houses owned by the stateís transportation department, ĎCaltrans.í
    CHP was forced to declare an unlawful assembly, which went ignored by the mob. At least three people were detained.
    The group has been staging illegal Ďlive-insí since March, despite the stateís repeated requests to stop trespassing.
    In a press release Thursday, the group touted their seizure of 15 homes in Los Angeles and called ĎCaltransí an ďirresponsible slumlordĒ with a history of ďenvironmental racism.Ē    The homes were purchased by the state decades ago for a freeway infrastructure project and slated for demolition.
    A spokesperson for ĎCaltransí said the long-abandoned homes were ďunsafe and uninhabitable for occupants.Ē    The spokesperson added CHP had to move into re-secure and board them up.

11/28/2020 Oil down $0.34 to $45.52, DOW up 38 to 29,910.

11/28/2020 COVID-19 cases set record Thursday by Olivia Krauth Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky posted a record number of COVID-19 cases and the second highest number of deaths on Thanksgiving, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday evening.
    Kentucky saw 3,870 positive COVID-19 cases Thursday and 32 confirmed deaths, according to a Friday news release.    Friday added another 1,747 cases and 4 deaths.
    'These new case reports are truly alarming.    Please be careful when youíre shopping and consider safer options, like purchasing gifts online for delivery or curbside pick-up,' Beshear said in the release.
    Fridayís positivity rate was 8.85%. There were 1,714 people hospitalized as of Friday, 390 in the ICU and 216 currently on ventilators.
    The Indiana State Department of Health reported 5,700 additional COVID-19 cases and 33 more deaths Friday.
    These additions bring the stateís case total up to 324,537 and the total deaths to 5,328.
    Reach reporter Olivia Krauth at or 502-582-4471, and follow on Twitter at @oliviakrauth.
Wearing a mask and a shield to protect against coronavirus, a woman makes her way
through the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Matt Slocum/AP
[Thursday 32 deaths / 3,870 cases = 0.008% and Friday 4 deaths / 1,747 cases = 0.002% and I am starting to believe Beshear is counting anyone who died whether it was from the coronavirus or other fatalities because the mortality rate is staying below 1% no matter how many are being tested and it is not alarming only Beshear's statements are.].

10/28/2020 Trump dealt appeals court loss in Pa. by Maryclaire Dale, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PHILADELPHIA Ė President Donald Trumpís legal team suffered another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia rejected the campaignís latest effort to challenge the stateís election results.
    Trumpís attorneys vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judgesí assessment that the ďcampaignís claims have no merit
    ďFree, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy.    Charges of unfairness are serious.    But calling an election unfair does not make it so.    Charges require specific allegations and then proof.    We have neither here,Ē 3rd Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote for the three-judge panel.
    The case had been argued last week in a lower court by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who insisted during five hours of oral arguments that the 2020 presidential election had been marred by widespread fraud in Pennsylvania.    However, Giuliani did not offer any tangible proof of that in court.
    U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann had said the campaignís complaint, ďlike Frankensteinís Monster, has been haphazardly stitched togetherĒ and denied Giuliani the right to amend it for a second time.
    The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called that decision justified.    The three judges on the panel were all appointed by Republican presidents, including Bibas, a former University of Pennsylvania law professor appointed by Trump.    Trumpís sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, sat on the court for 20 years, retiring in 2019.
    ďVoters, not lawyers, choose the president.    Ballots, not briefs, decide elections,Ē Bibas said in the opinion, which also denied the campaignís request to stop the state from certifying its results.
    In fact, Pennsylvania officials had certified their vote count Monday for Joe Biden, who defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state.
    Trump has said he hopes the Supreme Court will intervene in the race as it did in 2000, when its decision to stop the recount in Florida gave the election to Republican George W. Bush.
    Trump and his surrogates have attacked the election as flawed and filed a flurry of lawsuits to try to block the results in six battleground states.    But they have found little sympathy from judges, nearly all of whom dismissed their complaints about the security of mail-in ballots.
    In the case before Brann, the Trump campaign questioned the 700,000 mail-in ballots in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other Democratic-leaning areas.
    ďOne might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,Ē Brann wrote in his ruling on Nov. 21.    ďThat has not happened
    A separate Republican challenge that reached the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week seeks to stop the state from further certifying any races on the ballot.    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfís administration is fighting that effort, saying it would prevent the stateís legislature and congressional delegation from being seated.
[Here is the FAKE NEWS version of this hearing trying to make it like Trump is wrong but this is what Giuliani wanted them to do because it is the Judges in Pennsylvania who approved the illegal voting machines and ballots and of course they are going to turn him down because the judges know they are in the wrong because as our constitution says only in Article 1 that the Legislature can approve any changes to voting which did not happen so when he takes this to the Supreme Court they will vote that the constitution will be upheld because Pennslyvania's Congress and Senate both are in majority of the seats and another thing is McConnell and Trump have released 300 new judges to infiltrate America who will be upholding the Constitution as long as we have one in the near future.].

11/28/2020 Police Fire Tear Gas At Paris Protest Against Police Violence by Tangi SalaŁn
People with banners and posters attend a demonstration against the "Global Security Bill' that rights groups
say would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face and would infringe journalists'
freedom in France, at the Place de la Republique in Paris, November 28, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
    PARIS (Reuters) Ė Police fired tear gas and stun grenades during a protest march against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades and threw stones.
    The majority of the thousands of protesters marched peacefully, but several small groups clashed with police.    Two cars, a motorcycle and building materials were set on fire, which generated clouds of black smoke visible from miles away.
    Thousands of people also marched in Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg and other cities.
    The protests follow the publication this week of CCTV footage of the minutes-long beating of Black music producer Michel Zecler by three police officers in Paris on Nov. 21.
    The incident has also fanned anger about a draft law that is seen as curbing the right of journalists to report on police brutality.
    The bill would make it a crime to circulate images of police officers in certain circumstances, which opponents say would limit press freedom.
    Many protesters carried placards with slogans like ďWho will protect us from the police,Ē ďStop police violenceĒ and ďDemocracy bludgeoned
    The images of Zecler being beaten have circulated widely on social media and in the French and foreign press.    President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the images were shameful for France.
    Four police officers are being held for questioning as part of an investigation into the beating.
    ďWhat is happening in Paris is extremely worrying and we cannot let this pass.    I have spent two years with the yellow vests and I have seen all the violence,Ē demonstrator Caroline Schatz told Reuters at the Paris march.
    The journalistsí organisations and civil liberty groups who organised the marches were joined by far-left militants, environmental activists and yellow vest protesters.    The yellow vests have been protesting against government policies for two years.
(Reporting by Tangi Salaun; Writing by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alex Richardson, James Drummond and Frances Kerry)

11/28/2020 Anti-Thanksgiving Protests Leave Statues, Businesses Damaged by OAN Newsroom
LOS ANGELES, CA Ė NOVEMBER 26: Virginia Bautista (C) prepares food with her family for a gathering on November 26, 2020
in Los Angeles, California. Families have adjusted plans under CDC guidelines. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
    Vandals left a trail of destruction after targeting several monuments and businesses heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
    According to Wednesdayís reports, vandals tried to pull down a statue of President William McKinley in Chicago before defacing it.
    Police said the suspects threw a rope around the statue and tried to bring it down with a vehicle, but failed.    No arrests have been announced.
    Meanwhile, in Portland, Antifa activists sent out a Ďcall to action,í which ordered attacks on Ďsymbols and structures of colonialism and capitalism.í
    In recent years, activists have grown more aggressive towards the Thanksgiving holiday for its historical significance.    This led to a rash of vandalism, which targeted several downtown businesses on Thanksgiving morning.    Vandals toppled and defaced a veteransí war memorial in a local cemetery, as well.
    Reports said at least 10 businesses, including a grocery store that openly supports the BLM movement, were damaged.    Police announced the arrests of three in connection to the attacks.
    They noted at least one person carrying a pistol could face weapons charges.    Damage to the businesses is estimated to be worth thousands of dollars.
    Additionally, a statue of President Abraham Lincoln was vandalized with red paint in Spokane, Washington.    Police said they have no suspects and they are searching for anyone who might be able to help them identify the culprits.
    Statues of Lincoln have been targeted by anti-racism vandals in the past, although he was the president to issue the íemancipation proclamation,í which freed slaves.    Experts said this is because the reputation of historical figures often changes with different generations.
    ďHistory changes because each generation has different questions for the past,Ē Eastern Washington University Professor Larry Cebula said.    ďWhen you ask the past different questions, of course, you get different answers.    So the reputation of various historical figures rises and falls
    Meanwhile, vandals in Minneapolis hit two statues in the city.    A statue of the nationís first president, George Washington, was toppled and splattered with paint.    A second monument called Ďpioneer statueí was also tagged with graffiti.
    Police said theyíve made no arrests so far.

11/28/2020 Report: Atlanta Sees Highest Homicide Rate Since 1990
(Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
    Atlanta, Georgia is seeing record-breaking homicide rates amid a rise in violent crime across the nation.
    According to Atlanta police, there have been more than 130 homicides in 2020, which makes it the deadliest year for Georgiaís capital since 1990.
    The number of confirmed homicides currently sits at 131, which is exponentially higher than the 90 murders reported at the same time last year.    There has been a 46 percent increase.
    Crime statistics of the cityís layout show the largest increase has been seen in the Ďdowntowní and Ďmidtowní areas, with a massive spike of 317 percent reported.
    The APD projects there will be 145 homicides by the end of the year, which will be the largest number since the 241 reported homicides in 1990.
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms mentioned the spike in homicides in October.    She noted a greater police presence could be the solution.
    ďWe are seeing numbers that weíve not seen in Atlanta specifically in several years,Ē the Atlanta mayor stated.    ďSo, we recognize this is a problem
    According to authorities, the high homicide rate is not exclusive to Atlanta.    The entire nation has seen a rise in violent crimes throughout 2020.
    ďWeíre seeing this trend across the country,Ē APD Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said.    ďWhat we need to do is really have those conversations with our citizens so that they understand exactly whatís going on and we can get them to change their mindset
    APD added they expect the rate of violent crimes will steadily increase throughout the end of the year.

11/28/2020 UK Police Arrest 155 In Anti-Lockdown Protests In London
Police officers detain anti-lockdown protestors during a demonstration amid the coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain November 28, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė Police in London said on Saturday that they had made 155 arrests as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests.
    The police said the arrests had been made for different offences including assaulting a police officer, possession of drugs and breaching coronavirus restrictions.    Englandís current lockdown ends on Dec. 2.
    Earlier police lined up in a number of streets in central Londonís West End shopping district and confronted crowds of protesters in St Jamesís Park, near Westminster.    The anti-lockdown protesters were joined by groups who oppose a COVID-19 vaccine.
    One police officer estimated the protesters, who held up signs saying ďDefend Freedom, Defend Humanity,Ē ďNo more lies, no more masks, no more lockdowns,Ē numbered between 300 and 400.
    Londonís Metropolitan Police said they had intercepted and turned back coaches full of people wanting to join the demonstrations.
    ďOur policing plan will continue well into the evening and I would urge anyone who hasnít already dispersed to go home,Ē said chief superintendent Stuart Bell in the statement.
(Reporting by Yann Tessier, Henry Nicholls and Natalie Thomas, Writing by Sarah Young; Editing by James Drummond and Christina Fincher)

11/28/2020 Fmr Trump Campaign Official Carter Page Files $75M Lawsuit Against FBI And DOJ by OAN Newsroom
    Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official, sues a number of officials involved in the Russia probe for illegally spying on him.
    On Friday, Page filed the 59-page suit to seek $75 million from the U.S. government as well as individuals involved in Operation Crossfire Hurricane, which includes former FBI Director James Comey and FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe.
    Page claimed he was unlawfully spied on during the 2017 investigation.    He said the FBI did not have probable cause to lawfully obtain a FISA warrant against him.
    Through the FISA warrant, the FBI wiretapped the former campaign official for roughly a year as the organization suspected he was a recruitment target of Russian intelligence agents.
    However, the warrant for such spying was based in part on the infamously flawed Steele Dossier, which was paid for by prominent Democrats note: Hillary Clinton was responsible for its creation and still is claiming Trump was an illegal president and now Biden is considering bringing her corruption into his administration.
    In 2019, the Department of Justice released a report on various issues within the FISA process after looking further into the FBIís probe into President Trumpís 2016 campaign.
    President Trump has frequently condemned the investigation and its abuse of the FISA application process.
    In early November, McCabe confessed he would not have signed off on the warrant to spy on Page had he known it contained inaccurate information.
    Since the investigation, Page has been exonerated by special counsel Robert Mueller. The investigation ultimately found no criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

11/28/2020 Ohio Confirms Election Results, Declaring President Trump Winner by OAN Newsroom
    Ohio certified its election results after President Trump won the state by a landslide, which gives him 18 votes in the electoral college.
    On Friday, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose signed the Buckeye Stateís election certification paperwork, which declares President Trump the victor by eight percentage points.
    LaRose was proud of the initiatives Ohio took to confirm the outcome of an accessible, safe and accurate election.
    ďAnd as a result, we had a fair election and whether your favorite candidates won or lost, all Ohioans can be confident that their voice was heard,Ē Frank LaRose said.    ďIn fact, the most accessible election in Ohioís history
    In the meantime, Ohio significantly reduced the percentage of absentee ballot rejections due to the stateís simplified and increased messaging on mail-in voting.    The stateís 18 electors will cast their votes in the Senate Chamber of the Statehouse on December 14.

11/29/2020 COVID-19 PANDEMIC -Kentucky reports 2,437 new cases -14 more deaths added to stateís toll, Beshear says by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,437 new coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths on Saturday.
    The governor urged Kentuckians to strengthen their resolve in the fight against COVID-19 as the dayís report brought the commonwealthís totals to 174,182 cases and 1,885 related deaths.
    ďI know weíre tired,Ē Beshear said in a statement.    ďI know many of us are disappointed we couldnít celebrate Thanksgiving or enjoy Black Friday shopping the way we usually do.    But I promise you: we have come so far and we are almost there. Hang on, Team Kentucky
    Kentucky reported its highest-ever total of new COVID-19 cases on Thanksgiving Day and has reported record-high weekly totals for the past several weeks.
    The stateís positivity rate is at 8.95%.
    Counties with the newest cases are Jefferson (474), Fayette (224), Warren (88), Boone (86), Madison (82), Kenton (78) and McCracken (75).
    There were 1,722 Kentuckians hospitalized with the coronavirus Saturday, including 408 in an intensive care unit and 220 on a ventilator.
    On Small Business Saturday, an event created to encourage holiday shopping at local businesses, Beshear asked people to support small businesses through the season, using online and curbside pickup whenever possible.
    ďThough we have to do it differently, please support our small businesses this weekend and holiday season,Ē Beshear said.    ďShopping small supports some of our local businesses that have suffered the most economically as weíve battled COVID-19.    Letís show them we have their backs
    Dr. Steven Stack, Kentuckyís public health commissioner, stressed ďpersistence is keyĒ to preventing more spread of the coronavirus.
    ďDonít give in to mask fatigue.    Wear your mask correctly,Ē he said in Saturdayís statement.    ďVaccines are around the corner and may well be the weapon we need to defeat this illness; until then, every Kentuckian has to rise to this great challenge of our times to care for and protect each other by wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and staying home if you are sick
    In Louisville Friday during menís basketball showdown between the Cardinals and Seton Hall, two adults were ejected from the Yum Center over violations of the venueís mask policy, according to the arenaís General Manager Eric Granger.
    Both were escorted from the facility by police, Granger said.
    The new measure requiring face coverings is one of several steps Louisville and arena officials have taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus, along with limiting attendance, requiring temperature checks, temporarily closing concession stands and requiring social distancing between parties in seats and in gathering areas.
    The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 4,535 additional COVID-19 cases and 66 more deaths.
    These additions bring the stateís case total over 329,000 and the total deaths to 5,394 (1.6%).
    Lucas Aulbach contributed reporting. Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmac austin.
[14 deaths / 2,437 cases = 0.006% even though you push your extreme cases the mortality rate stays below 1% and to let you know Beshear I went to my family Thanksgiving Meal and we had more than 8 persons there and not one of us wore a mask or social distance during the entire time and nothing happened and we would not do it even if forced by the law which is unlawful and I hope if someone was arrested for that they should sue you for everything you have.].

11/29/2020 UK Concerned Over Iran Situation, Awaiting Full Facts On Scientist Killing
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was concerned about the situation in Iran and wider region after the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
    ďWe are concerned about the situation in Iran and the wider region we do want to see de-escalation of tensions,Ē Raab told Sky News, after Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday.
    ďWeíre still waiting to see the full facts to address the full facts of whatís happened in Iran but I would say that we stick to the rule of international humanitarian law which is very clear against targeting civilians
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Edmund Blair)

11/29/2020 Trump Senior Aide Kushner And Team Heading To Saudi Arabia, Qatar by Steve Holland
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman escorts White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife White House senior advisor
Ivanka Trump at the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering with tension after the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
    A senior administration official said on Sunday that Kushner is to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of Neom, and the emir of Qatar in that country in the coming days.    Kushner will be joined by Middle East envoys Avi Berkowitz and Brian Hook and Adam Boehler, chief executive of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
    Kushner and his team helped negotiate normalization deals between Israel and Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan since August.    The official said they would like to advance more such agreements before President Donald Trump hands power to President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.
    U.S. officials believe enticing Saudi Arabia into a deal with Israel would prompt other Arab nations to follow suit.    But the Saudis do not appear to be on the brink of reaching such a landmark deal and officials in recent weeks have been focusing on other countries, with concern about Iranís regional influence a uniting factor.
    Kushnerís trip comes after the killing on Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran by unidentified assailants.    Western and Israeli governments believe Fakhrizadeh was the architect of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program.
    Days before the killing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Saudi Arabia and met with bin Salman, an Israeli official said, in what was the first publicly confirmed visit by an Israeli leader.    Israeli media said they were joined by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
    The historic meeting underlined how opposition to Tehran is bringing about a strategic realignment of countries in the Middle East.    Bin Salman and Netanyahu fear Biden will adopt policies on Iran similar to those adopted during Barack Obamaís U.S. presidency which strained     Washingtonís ties with its traditional regional allies.    Biden has said he will rejoin the international nuclear pact with Iran that Trump quit in 2018 Ė and work with allies to strengthen its terms Ė if Tehran first resumes strict compliance.
    The senior administration official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, declined to give more details of Kushnerís trip for security reasons.
    The official said Kushner met at the White House last week with the Kuwaiti foreign minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.    Kuwait is seen as critical in any effort to resolve a three-year rift between Qatar and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which comprise the GCC, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017 and imposed a boycott over allegations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

11/29/2020 President Trump ĎNot Going To Change Mindí On Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump is standing firm in his fight for a fair election.    He claims he will dedicate 125 percent of his energy to his legal battles.
    In an interview Sunday, the President drew attention to what he calls the disastrous handling of mail-in ballots.    He reiterated election officials sent millions of ballots out, which caused people to receive more than one ballot and even allowed dead people to apply to get ballots.
    President Trump also highlighted the lack of interest from lawmakers and justice officials to even look into the evidence his legal team is presenting.
    ďThis is total fraud,Ē he stated.    ďThis election was rigged andÖand it continues to be as they hide
    The President also doubled-down on his assertion that Democrat nominee Joe Biden will have to prove his votes were legal.    On the subject of the Supreme Court, the President asked ďwhat kind of a court system is this?Ē
    He added he needs a Supreme Court thatís willing to make a really big decision.    Moving forward, President Trump and his legal team will have to resolve any election challenges by December 8.

11/29/2020 Fmr Trump Campaign Official Carter Page Files $75M Lawsuit Against FBI And DOJ by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC Ė MAY 29: Global Natural Gas Ventures founder Carter Page participates in a discussion on
Ďpoliticization of DOJ and the intelligence community in their efforts to undermine the Presidentí hosted by Judicial Watch
at the One America News studios on Capitol Hill May 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official, sues a number of officials involved in the Russia probe for illegally spying on him.
    On Friday, Page filed the 59-page suit to seek $75 million from the U.S. government as well as individuals involved in Operation Crossfire Hurricane, which includes former FBI Director James Comey and FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe.
    Page claimed he was unlawfully spied on during the 2017 investigation.    He said the FBI did not have probable cause to lawfully obtain a FISA warrant against him.
    Through the FISA warrant, the FBI wiretapped the former campaign official for roughly a year as the organization suspected he was a recruitment target of Russian intelligence agents.
    However, the warrant for such spying was based in part on the infamously flawed Steele Dossier, which was paid for by prominent Democrats.
    In 2019, the Department of Justice released a report on various issues within the FISA process after looking further into the FBIís probe into President Trumpís 2016 campaign.
    President Trump has frequently condemned the investigation and its abuse of the FISA application process.
    In early November, McCabe confessed he would not have signed off on the warrant to spy on Page had he known it contained inaccurate information.
    Since the investigation, Page has been exonerated by special counsel Robert Mueller.    The investigation ultimately found no criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

11/29/2020 Rep-Elect Nancy Mace Speaks Out On Victories By GOP Women by OAN Newsroom
CHARLESTON, SC Ė OCTOBER 31: Republican congressional candidate Nancy Mace speaks to the crowd at an event with Sen. Lindsey Graham
at the Charleston County Victory Office during Grahams campaign bus tour on October 31, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Graham is in a closely watched race against democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
    South Carolina Representative-Elect Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) weighed in on the historic number of GOP women heading to Capitol Hill in 2021.
    In an interview on Sunday, Mace said this yearís elections were an exciting time because the Republican party had more women running.
    Mace also highlighted the fact that of the 27 toss-up races, 26 were won by women, minorities and veterans.    She added this is the future.
    She discussed the record number of Democrat women who ran in 2018 and said they are not the only ones who can represent the American people.
    ďIf we donít get on board with recruiting the right people, then weíre going to lose in the future,Ē Mace said.    ďItís really important that our values of freedom and entrepreneurship can speak to folks all across the country from all walks of life
    The Republican also encouraged women to run every two years during election cycles.

11/29/2020 GOP Officials Urging Republicans To Vote In Ga. Runoffs by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., takes the stage before Vice President Mike Pence during
a Defend the Majority Rally, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Canton, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
    As efforts to fight for the GOP majority in the Senate heat up, Republicans across the country are working to rally voters in the Georgia runoff election.
    With the election just over one month away, lawmakers and RNC officials are fighting to maintain faith in the power and importance of voting.
    A number of Republican voters have lost their faith in the legitimacy of elections amid ongoing claims of voter fraud in the November election.    A group of President Trumpís supporters is even calling for a boycott against the runoff races.
    As part of the boycott, a number of these voters have reportedly suggested writing in President Trump instead of either incumbent Republican Senator, David Perdue or Kelly Loeffler.
    Many of those in support of the boycott argue neither candidate has done enough to support the Presidentís claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
    Prominent attorney Lin Wood has also pushed back on the runoff.    He argued the November results should not have been certified due to the possibility of fraud.
    Additionally, several conservative voters have expressed reluctance to cast their ballot at all.    They believe the election is already rigged in Democratís favor.
    However, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel argued voters should still exercise their right to decide the election.
    ďDavid Purdue still has a 100,000 vote lead over John Ossoff right now,Ē she stated.    ďSo, if you lose your faith and people donít vote and walk away, that will decide it
    In the meantime, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins urged Georgians to vote and to keep track of local election laws.
    Collins asserted the Georgia races are key to avoid Democrats undoing any progress conservatives have made in the last four years.
    He is helping campaign for Sen. Loeffler and said heís not willing to see ďthe country turn around the other way
    In the meantime, President Trump is planning to visit the state to aid in campaigning efforts for the GOP candidates next weekend.    The race for these two seats has been given extreme importance as it will determine whether the GOP maintains control of the upper chamber.
    Georgians will cast their vote for the Senate on January 5.

11/29/2020 Report: Congress Returns Monday, Has 2 Weeks To Pass Several Major Bills by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON Ė JUNE 5: The U.S. Capitol is shown. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
    On Monday, Congress returns to work to gear up into a two-week overdrive as lawmakers conclude their work for the year.
    Lawmakers have to work fast if they hope to pass a number of major legislative measures before the short working period is up. The House has just nine in-session days starting Monday.    The Senate has 14 before breaking for the new year.
    The biggest item on the legislative to-do list is an agreement on government funding.    Congress faces a December 11 deadline to pass a government-funding bill and to avoid a shutdown.
    Reports said negotiations over Thanksgiving ended with a deal on spending levels for the 12 2021 fiscal appropriation bills.
    The chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees said they would sit down to hammer out the final details.    Committee staff and the White House would finalize each of the spending bills.
    In early November, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the bills will fully fund several Ďcrucial priorities,í which includes securing the border to supporting public health.
    ďOur colleagues on the committee and their counterparts in the House need to continue their bicameral discussions and settle on top-line dollar amounts for each separate bill,Ē McConnell said.    ďI hope they will be able to reach this broad agreement by the end of this very week.    That would help keep us on course to deliver full-year funding legislation, which helps our armed forces, and all federal agencies plan and get ahead of the curve by the December deadline
    McConnell added he believes the White House would like to see an omnibus bill, however, President Trump has signaled heís opposed to signing Ďmammoth spending bills.í
    Negotiations also continue toward another coronavirus relief bill while both Democrats and Republicans remain at a stalemate over a dollar amount.
    McConnell has pointed to several senators still backing a $500 billion proposal blocked by Democrats.    However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) continue to hold firm on a $2.2 million bill as a starting point for talks.
    Congress is expected to work overtime in a push to come to an agreement on a proposal.
    In an interview Sunday, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he sees the lack of a relief bill as a failure.
    ďThe problem was that our friends on the other side of the building thought that it was $2.4 trillion or nothing, but half of that would have made a big difference,Ē Blunt said.    ďThe President was prepared to sign almost any size bill.    I think they didnít want to give him that win before the election, and now we canít seem to figure out how to give it to him after the election
    Lawmakers also said they want to resolve a fight over a plan to rename military bases as part of a military policy bill.     President Trump has already threatened to veto a bill if it includes language that would force the Pentagon to rename ďproblematicĒ bases.
    These issues are compounded by the fact that control of the Senate for Congressís next session remains up in the air as Georgiaís runoff races wonít be concluded until after the new year.

11/29/2020 NYC Schools Reopening In Phases Starting Dec. 7 by OAN Newsroom
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference at City Hall on
January 3, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the cityís public schools will reopen.    This came after an outcry by parents when schools were shuttered.
    On Sunday, De Blasio made the announcement in a news briefing.    He stated lower grades, like K-5, would reopen on December 7.    All schools in New York City were closed on November 19, citing coronavirus concerns.
    In addition, de Blasio mentioned schools will move to a five-day-a-week in-person learning schedule wherever feasible.    He stressed that he wants kids in the classroom as much as possible.    De Blasio added the city will address when middle school and high school students can return in the near future.
    ďWe will have testing that is going to go from monthly in every school to weekly in every school,Ē the New York City mayor said.    ďWe will have consent forms required for attendance
    He emphasized: ďStudents will not be able to attend school unless they have a consent form on record, period
    De Blasio noted the reversal of the previous decision to close schools was driven by studies, which show younger kids are less likely to receive or transmit coronavirus than adults.
[I would like to hear the true story of why he is doing this and most likely something to do about re-election or loss of donation money which only speaks to him.].

11/29/2020 Brazilian President: There Is Widespread Evidence Of Voting Fraud In US by OAN Newsroom
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Ė JULY 27: President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro looks on before a match between Palmeiras and Vasco for the
Brasileirao Series A 2019 at Allianz Parque on July 27, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)
    The president of Brazil said he plans to wait ďa bit longerĒ to recognize a winner of the U.S. presidential election.
    On Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro told reporters he thinks itís wise to allow President Trumpís legal arguments to go through in court before congratulating a winner.
    He also said there is evidence of widespread voting fraud, though he added heís not sure whether it was enough to sway the election.
    ďIt is one of those countries that is the Ďmother of democracy,'Ē Bolsonaro stated.    ďNow, the media does not report on this but I have my sources of information.    Itís no use talking to you, they wonít disclose it, but there was a lot of fraud there
    He also criticized his own countryís voting system by saying it would be much more secure if it switched back to paper ballots.

11/30/2020 Halt of in-person classes is upheld -Religious schools tried to overturn Beshearís order by Billy Kobin and Lucas Aulbach by Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshearís order halting in-person classes at public and private, religious-based schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The ruling Sunday overturns a U.S. District judgeís temporary injunction that would have allowed religious schools to continue having students meet in classrooms.
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said Beshearís executive order halting in-person classes at K-12 schools ó public and private ó until early January can stand because it also applies to public schools and is a legal response to the COVID-19 emergency.
    ďAs the governor explains, elementary and secondary schools pose unique problems for public health officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Compliance with masking and social distancing.
[So the CDC has already said it was okay to keep children in school it is only the dead head Democrats is stopping it so I expect continued lawsuits will follow to stop the overreaching governor plots to do what all the Democrat states are doing and not what the people want.].

11/30/2020 COVID-19 PANDEMIC - Kentucky reports 2,803 new virus cases by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,803 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the stateís total to 176,925.
    There were also 11 additional deaths related to the virus. Kentucky has reported 1,896 pandemic-related deaths since March.
    There were 1,709 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday, including 407 patients in intensive care units and 218 on>     The stateís positivity rate jumped to 9.24% [More testing does not make more deaths].
    ďThe thing about this crisis is, all of us might step up in a different way, but each of our contributions matter,Ē Beshear said in a statement.
    ďTo every family who changed their traditions this year to keep others safe ó thank you.    To our only line health care workers and first responders who have put your own safety at risk during this pandemic ó thank you.    To our tireless neighbors battling food insecurity and making sure Kentuckians can put dinner on the table, on Thanksgiving and every day ó thank you.    And to the retail, grocery, logistics and food and beverage professionals who did the right thing to keep yourselves and customers safe this week ó thank you.    To these heroes, and so many others, you are all the best of Team Kentucky
    Kentucky has consistently topped its record-high weekly totals over the past several weeks.
    Dr. Steven Stack, Kentuckyís public health commissioner, said the massive increase during November has ďshatteredĒ records.
    ďThe spread of the virus is at an all-time high, but science and experience have shown that we are not powerless to shape our future,Ē Stack said.    ďIf we all wear masks, stay six feet away from those outside our home, limit travel and stay home if we are sick, we can put ourselves on a better path, stay safe and suppress COVID-19
    Indiana reported 4,335 new cases and 24 more deaths on Sunday, bringing the stateís case total to 333,312 and the total deaths to 5,418.
Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmac austin.
[11 deaths / 2,803 cases = 0.004% and mortality rate is very low and the dictator governor continues to demise our first amendment rights without justification only his ego to stop our right to religious freedom, right to go to school, eat at restaraunts and gathering and ignore our speech.].

11/30/2020 Pa. high court rejects lawsuit challenging votes by Marc Levy, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    HARRISBURG, Pa. Ė Pennsylvaniaís highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower courtís order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov.3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Bidenís victory in the battleground state.
    The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvaniaís expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.
    Justices also remarked on the lawsuitís demand that an entire election be overturned retroactively.
    'They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,' Justice David Wecht wrote in a concurring opinion.
    The stateís attorney general, Democrat Josh Shapiro, called the courtís decision 'another win for Democracy.'
    President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have repeatedly claimed Democrats falsified mail-in ballots to steal the election from Trump. Biden defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016.
    The lawsuit, led by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania, had challenged the stateís mail-in voting law as unconstitutional.
    As a remedy, Kelly and the other Republican plaintiffs had sought to either throw out the 2.5million mail-in ballots submitted under the law Ė most of them by Democrats Ė or to wipe out the election results and direct the stateís Republican-controlled Legislature to pick the stateís presidential electors.
    In any case, that request Ė for the stateís lawmakers to pick Pennsylvaniaís presidential electors Ė flies in the face of a nearly century-old state law that already grants the power to pick electors to the stateís popular vote, Wecht wrote.
    While the high courtís two Republicans joined the five Democrats in opposing those remedies, they split from Democrats in suggesting the lawsuitís underlying claims Ė that the stateís mail-in voting law might violate the constitution Ė are worth considering.
    Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough, elected as a Republican in 2009, had issued the order Wednesday to halt certification of any remaining contests, including apparently contests for Congress.
    It did not appear to affect the presidential contest since a day earlier, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had certified Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania.
    Wolf quickly appealed McCulloughís decision to the state Supreme Court, saying there was no 'conceivable justification' for it.
    The lawsuitís dismissal comes after Republicans have lost a flurry of legal challenges brought by the Trump campaign and its GOP allies filed in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.
    Friday, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the Trump campaignís challenge to the stateís election results.
    In that suit, Trumpís campaign had complained its observers had not been able to scrutinize mail-in ballots being processed in Philadelphia and Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the state Supreme Courtís decision 'another win for Democracy.' Matt Rourke/AP file
[Good now we can take their corruption of the Article 1 Section 4 of the constitution to the Supreme Court and I now know that the people of Pennsylvania know where the corruption in their state is and will do their business in future elections.]

11/30/2020 Exclusive: Trump To Add Chinaís SMIC And CNOOC To Defense Blacklist Ė Sources by Alexandra Alper and Humeyra Pamuk
FILE PHOTO: A logo of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is seen at China International Semiconductor
Expo (IC China 2020) following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ė The Trump administration is poised to add Chinaís top chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, according to a document and sources, curbing their access to U.S. investors and escalating tensions with Beijing weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
    Reuters reported earlier this month that the Department of Defense (DOD) was planning to designate four more Chinese companies as owned or controlled by the Chinese military, bringing the number of Chinese companies affected to 35.    A recent executive order issued by President Donald Trump would prevent U.S. investors from buying securities of the listed firms starting late next year.
    It was not immediately clear when the new tranche, would be published in the Federal Register.    But the list comprises China Construction Technology Co Ltd and China International Engineering Consulting Corp, in addition to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), according to the document and three sources.
    SMIC said it continued ďto engage constructively and openly with the U.S. governmentĒ and that its products and services were solely for civilian and commercial use.    ďThe Company has no relationship with the Chinese military and does not manufacture for any military end-users or end-uses.Ē    Shares in SMIC closed 2.7% lower on Monday.
    CNOOCís listed unit, whose shares fell by almost 14% after the Reuters report, said in a stock market statement that it had inquired with its parent and learnt that it had not received any formal notice from relevant U.S. authorities.
    Chinaís foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, in response to a question about Washingtonís planned move, that China hoped the United States would not erect barriers and obstacles to cooperation and discriminate against Chinese companies.
    The DOD and the Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
    SMIC, which relies heavily on equipment from U.S. suppliers, was already in Washingtonís crosshairs.    In September, the U.S. Commerce Department informed some firms that they need to obtain a license before supplying goods and services to SMIC after concluding there was an ďunacceptable riskĒ that equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
    The upcoming move, coupled with similar policies, is seen as seeking to cement outgoing Republican President Donald Trumpís tough-on-China legacy and to box incoming Democrat Biden into hardline positions on Beijing amid bipartisan anti-China sentiment in Congress.    The Biden campaign declined to comment.
    The list is also part of a broader effort by Washington to target what it sees as Beijingís efforts to enlist corporations to harness emerging civilian technologies for military purposes.
    Reuters reported last week that the Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of U.S. goods and technology.
    The list of ďCommunist Chinese Military CompaniesĒ was mandated by a 1999 law requiring the Pentagon to compile a catalog of companies ďowned or controlledĒ by the Peopleís Liberation Army, but DOD only complied in 2020.    Giants like Hikvision, China Telecom and China Mobile were added earlier this year.
    This month, the White House published an executive order, first reported by Reuters, that sought to give teeth to the list by prohibiting U.S. investors from buying securities of the blacklisted companies from November 2021.
    The directive is unlikely to deal the firms a serious blow, experts said, due to its limited scope, uncertainty about the stance of the Biden administration and already-scant holdings by U.S. funds.
    Still, combined with other measures, it deepens a rift between Washington and Beijing, already at loggerheads over the Chinaís handling of the coronavirus and its crackdown on Hong Kong.
    Congress and the administration have sought increasingly to curb the U.S. market access of Chinese companies that do not comply with rules faced by American rivals, even if that means antagonizing Wall Street.
(Reporting by Alexandra Alper Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Alexandra Alper; Additional Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington, Josh Horwitz in Shanghai, Muyu Xu and Cate Cadell in Beijing; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Christopher Cushing)

11/30/2020 EU Starts Debate On How Best To Improve Post-Trump U.S. Relations, Officials Say
FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter in front of the European Commission
headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) Ė The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to improve transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, EU officials said.
    Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries are due to consider five broad policy areas on which they see greater opportunities for cooperation with President-elect Joe Biden after four strained years with Trump.
    Those areas on health, notably fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting the economic recovery, combating climate change, promoting peace and security and upholding shared values, including a belief in multilateral rules.
    EU leaders are expected to debate transatlantic relations when they convene for a summit on Dec. 10-11.
    Charles Michel, the former Belgian prime minister who heads the grouping of EU nations called the European Council, has invited Biden to an in-person summit in the first half of 2021, with a virtual summit perhaps soon after he takes office.
    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the United States and the European Union need to forge a new transatlantic alliance in areas such as climate change and the digital economy.
    Many European leaders watched with shock as Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, slapped tariffs on EU goods and spurned multilateral bodies that America has backed for decades.
    Von der Leyen said the EU was looking forward to the United States rejoining the Paris agreement, which Biden has said he will do.
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Robin Emmott)
[Well it is obvious that the European Union countries are into the World Government Globalist policies and why the UK got out knew that and we are unsure if Poland and Hungary will stay in it or not if the U.S. who has supported them is unsure of their future.].

11/30/2020 Trump Admin. Proposes New Rule To Protect The Fossil Fuel Industry From Discriminatory Banks by OAN Newsroom
    The Trump administration is looking to implement a new rule through the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to keep banks from discriminating against fossil fuel companies by way of denying them finances.
    This comes after an October decision where five of the six largest banks in the U.S. pledged to end financing for oil companies who look to drill in the Arctic.    These banks include Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.
    The most push-back over the banksí decision came from Republicans in states with large energy industries, while the loudest praise came from environmentalist groups and authors like co-founder Bill McKibben.
    Banks are not the only ones taking an activist position on the issue.    Investment groups like BlackRock are also picking and choosing whom to give loans on what many Republicans believe is a discriminatory basis.    However, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink claims his company is only spending money where their investors want it to go, which he said is environmental action.
    ďWe are responding to our clientís wishes, where they want their money to be placed,Ē he stated.
    This proposal by the Trump administration ultimately takes the ability to be activists away from banks who, by denying funds to fossil fuel companies, are ultimately using their wealth and influence to direct U.S. energy policy even though the public never elected them to make those decisions.
    What many Republicans believe this new rule will do is keep private banks from discriminating against completely law abiding companies and, perhaps, take away the ability for banks to become activists who only invest in industries or companies they agree with.
    Ultimately, this even relieves pressure on the private citizen whose only issue to consider when doing business with a bank is if itís a good financial decision for themselves and not what political issues that bank chooses to support.

11/30/2020 Lt. Gen. Flynn Says China Backs Democrat Partyís Election Efforts by OAN Newsroom
FILE Ė Michael Flynn, President Donald Trumpís former national security adviser,
leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)
    According to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the Chinese Communist Party is supporting the Democrat Partyís effort to steal the election from President Trump.
    In an interview Sunday, Flynn said common warfare tactics used by the Chinese military, namely information control and manipulation, have been employed in this election. He noted this is part of Mainland Chinaís advancing of its plan to become the only superpower in the world.
    In order to achieve that, Flynn said Beijing would need to remove President Trump.
    ďTheir sort of plan was by about the middle of this century that we are in right now and I believe during the last 2016 election when they didnít get the candidate that they needed and the kind of ideology that they saw American moving toward, they were not going to allow 2020 to happen,Ē he explained.
    Flynn said he believes the theft of mail-in ballots and the software inconsistencies with Dominion voting machines are evidence of widespread fraud, but that the President will ultimately be victorious.

11/30/2020 Democrat Senate Candidate Ossoff Embraces Far-Left Lawmaker Sen. Sanders Support In Ga. Runoff by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff is reflected in the window of a supporter during a
drive-thru yard sign pick-up event on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is embracing far-left lawmaker Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.).    In an interview on Sunday, Ossoff said he welcomes the self-proclaimed democratic-socialistís support in his race against Republican Sen. David Perdue.
    The Democrat also praised Sanders over his far-left ďadvocacyĒ regarding health care.
    ďI welcome his (Sanders) supportÖhis advocacy for ensuring that health care is a human right in this country, for putting the interests of working families over corporate interests is welcome, is necessary, is appreciated,Ē Ossoff stated.    ďAnd so is his (Sanders) support
    The Vermont lawmaker confirmed he supports Ossoff as well as Democrat Raphael Warnock in a tweet over the weekend.
    This comes as Perdue, who has more than once blasted Ossoff as a socialist, put out a new ad highlighting his confidence in the nationís economic recovery.
    Perdueís race for a second term in the Senate is critical to determining whether the GOP will maintain a majority in the upper chamber.

11/30/2020 N.C. Protesters Show Support For President Trump, Disdain For COVID-19 Restrictions by OAN Newsroom
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper takes off his mask before speaking during a briefing on North Carolinaís coronavirus pandemic
response Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
    Passion was running high in Raleigh, North Carolina over the weekend when protesters on both sides of the aisles engaged in civil discourse.
    On Sunday, supporters of President Trump took to the streets outside the North Carolina Governorís Mansion to protest Democrat Gov. Roy Cooperís handling of the coronavirus.    Cooper recently rolled out a series of social distancing measures, including a face mask mandate and restricting social gatherings to under 10 people.
    ďI am here today to tell Roy Cooper that he does not control me, I am a free American citizen and that I will have as many people in my household as I please,Ē said Ashley Smith, a ReOpenNC protester.    ďAnd he cannot enforce any of his non-sensible dictates in my life
    This came a day after hundreds of demonstrators held a rally to show their support for President Trump and his fight for election integrity.    Counter protesters crashed the rally, showing support for Joe Biden and the Black Lives Matter movement.
    Both sides got into verbal arguments over several issues, including police violence, coronavirus and the election results.    No one was hurt in either event as local police officers ensured the dueling protests were conducted safely.
    ďI believe that Donald Trump did win this election by a landslide,Ē said David Jeremy, a MAGA protester in Raleigh.    ďIt will be proven when the fake ballots, the bought ballots and all thatÖwhen itís all revealed
    North Carolina showed their support for the President on Election Day by giving him the popular vote as well as 15 electoral votes.

11/30/2020 Mich. Poll Watcher Details Massive Voting Irregularities, Lack Of Observation, Use Of Fraudulent Ballots by OAN Newsroom
    Another Detroit poll watcher recently came forward to detail voting irregularities and fraud committed by Democrat election officials.
    According to Detroit Leaks, poll watcher Adam De Angeli personally saw a plan to destroy all provisional ballots to hurt Republican candidates in Michigan, including President Trump.
    De Angeli confirmed thousands of ballots were double counted, while ineligible voters could vote and suspicious ballots were all counted in the final tally.
    De Angeli said Democrat officials clearly committed fraud, which can only be exposed through statistical and data analysis.

11/30/2020 Ga. Secy. Of State Announces Probe Into Third-Party Groups Trying To Register Out-Of-State Voters by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is investigating third-party groups attempting to register out-of-state voters for the crucial Senate runoff elections.    During a press conference Monday, he cited instances of groups trying to register dead voters from other states and sending applications to New York City.
    Raffensperger also called out the group ĎOperation New Voter Registration Georgiaí for pushing college students to change their addresses and change them back after the election.    He asserted his office will seek to protect the rights of legal voters.
    ďCasting an illegal vote in Georgia is a felony, casting more than one vote in Georgia is a felony ó in one election obviously,Ē said the secretary of state. ďThis office will continue to take steps to protect the voting rights of the legally registered Georgians of this state: Republican, Democrat, independent and whatever other party you may be a member of and whoever you align with
    Raffensperber also said third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting and adds they will be held liable if they do.

11/30/2020 Newt Gingrich: ĎCrooked Politicians Running Crooked Electionsí by OAN Newsroom
File Ė Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is pictured. (John Amis/AP Photo)
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich warned corruption in presidential elections may only get worse from here on out.    During an interview on Sunday, he questioned the legitimacy behind the 2020 electoral process.
    Between cases of voter fraud and recent changes within the voting law, Gingrich noted battleground states have seen a ďcrooked election.Ē    He said Democrat politicians and the mainstream media are primarily to blame.
    ďNot only do you have crooked politicians running crooked elections, but you have crooked or corrupt internet companies deliberately censoring and biasing,Ē said the former House Speaker.    ďYou have 92 percent or 93 percent of the news media deliberately censoring or biasing, so you are faced with the greatest challenge to the American peopleís ability to govern themselves
    Gingrich highlighted the issue isnít about President Trump securing a second term, but rather about the very essence of democracy and what the average person can as well as should expect out of the voting system.
    ďItís about your right as an American citizen to assume that your vote is sacred, to assume that every legal vote will be counted and that illegal votes will not be counted,Ē he stated.    ďBecause, otherwise, the illegal votes drowned out the legal votes and cheat the legal citizens of their right to representation
    Gingrich then pointed to the obstacles the GOP will have to face in order to ensure fair elections in the future.    Unless the election irregularities are exposed, he said Democrats will find a way to compromise votes, which poses an even greater danger to American democracy.

11/30/2020 Macronís Party Backtracks On Plan To Curb Filming Of Police Officers by Geert De Clercq
FILE PHOTO: People with banners and posters attend a demonstration against the "Global Security Bill' that
rights groups say would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face and would infringe
journalists' freedom in France, in Paris, November 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo
    PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macronís ruling party agreed on Monday to completely rewrite a draft plan that would have curbed the freedom to share images identifying police officers, after large protests over the weekend against police violence.
    More than 133,000 people, including 46,000 in Paris alone, demonstrated against the draft bill and in favour of free speech on Saturday.
    The rallies followed the publication of video footage of a Black man being beaten up by three police officers inside his own music studio earlier this month that Macron has branded ďshamefulĒ for France.
    A provision in the draft law known as article 24, a key plank in Macronís plans to court right-wing voters by being tougher on law and order ahead of his 2022 re-election bid, had sparked outrage in the media and on the left of his own party.
    ďWe propose a new version of article 24 and a new version will be submitted,Ē Christophe Castaner, head of Macronís Republic on the Move (LaRem) party in the lower house of parliament, told a news conference.
    Article 24 did not ban outright the sharing of images of the police, but made it a crime Ė punishable by a year in prison and a 45,000 euro ($54,000) fine Ė to share them with an ďobvious intention to harm
    French journalists and even the governmentís own independent ombudsman on human rights said the article was too vague and could have a chilling effect on people wanting to expose police brutality.
    The footage showing the violent arrest of Michel Zecler in his studio, which prompted international criticism, made it even less tenable for Macron to press on with article 24, French officials said.
    ďWe acknowledge that there are doubts, that some people consider that the right to inform is under threatÖ That is why it is necessary to clarify it,Ē Castaner said.
    His statement came after Macron held an emergency meeting on the bill at the Elysee palace earlier on Monday with leaders of his parliamentary majority and his tough-talking interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, a former conservative.
    Many of Macronís more centre-left followers have expressed dismay at what they see as the presidentís ďconservative turnĒ in recent months.
    The stated aim of the broader ďgeneral securityĒ bill is to provide better protection for French police officers, whose unions said were under heavy strain after months of violent ďyellow vestĒ protests.
    A new version of article 24 will be submitted at a later date, officials said, although it remained unclear when, since the bill, approved last week by the lower house, has now been sent to the upper house, where the conservatives, and not Macronís party, have a majority.
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(Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Gareth Jones)

11/30/2020 Scotlandís Sturgeon Hints At Legal Move If Independence Vote Blocked by Michael Holden
FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during a pro-Scottish
Independence rally in Glasgow, Scotland, November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė Scotlandís First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday ramped up her calls for a new Scottish independence referendum, declining to rule out another vote next year and hinting she might go to court for permission to hold one if London tried to block it.
    Scots rejected independence in 2014 but Brexit and the British governmentís handling of the COVID-19 crisis have bolstered support for secession, with most polls showing a majority now favour breaking away from the United Kingdom.
    Elections to Scotlandís devolved parliament will take place in May, and Sturgeonís Scottish National Party (SNP) is expected to perform strongly, which it argues would be a mandate for another independence referendum.
    In a speech to the SNPís virtual conference, Sturgeon said she wanted Scots to back the call to hold another vote ďfor a legal independence referendum to be held in the early part of the new parliament
    Speaking in earlier interviews, she declined to rule out a possible vote in autumn 2021.    ďIím not ruling anything out, Iím not ruling anything in,Ē she told Sky News.
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the 2014 vote in which Scots voted 55-45 percent against independence was a decisive once in a generation event and his government says there should not be another referendum in the near future.
    London must give permission for any plebiscite, and in remarks to BBC radio Sturgeon declined to preclude taking legal action should Johnson block another vote, saying the question of whether the Scottish Parliament had the power to call a referendum had never been determined in the courts.
    ďThat inalienable right of self-determination cannot, and will not, be subject to a Westminster veto,Ē she said in her conference speech.
    ďWe are seeing across the Atlantic, what happens to those who try to hold back the tide of democracy.    They get swept away
    Polls show Johnson is unpopular in Scotland and his recent comment that devolution of powers to Edinburgh was a ďdisasterĒ was seen as playing into the independence movementís hands.a
    Brexit is also a major issue as a clear majority of Scots voted to remain in European Union in a 2016 referendum, even as the United Kingdom as whole voted 52-48 to leave.
    In the 2014 independence campaign, the British government had said that a ďnoĒ vote was the only way to ensure Scotland would stay in the EU.
    Sturgeon said the question for Scots would be who they trusted to rebuild the country after the COVID pandemic, a Scottish government or ďBoris Johnsonís band of Brexiteers
    ďThe short-term damage of leaving the EU will be se